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Cudonia circinans  Cudonia circinans,Geotagged,United States,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

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Cudonia is one of several remote ascomycete genera with needly spores, and my find fit the description of Cudonia circinans, which grows under conifers and has a pale yellow to brownish cap, with a somewhat darker brown stem. Cudonia lutea, by contrast, is brighter yellow, grows under hardwoods, and has a stem colored like the cap. The definitive feature separating the two species, however, is spore size (over 50 µm long for Cudonia lutea and under 40 µm long for Cudonia circinans).

Similar species: Helotiales
Species identified by morpheme
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Uploaded Jan 15, 2018. Captured Jan 14, 2018 11:05 in 4709 Welch Ln, Anacortes, WA 98221, USA.
  • X-E2
  • f/1.0
  • 10s
  • ISO200
  • 55mm