Chlorencoelia torta (Schweinitz) J.R. Dixon    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Ascomycota   >   Class Leotiomycetes   >   Order Helotiales   >   Family Helotiaceae   >   Genus Chlorencoelia   


Found scattered on decaying wood.


Fruiting body: Outer surface dull brown and velvety with appressed white hairs. Fertile surface orange-brown; saucer/cup-shaped; margin may be inrolled.

This species and the look-alike C. versiformis can only be separated microscopically. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 7 records in the project database.

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Chlorencoelia torta in Baltimore City, Maryland (8/22/2020). (c) Serenella Linares, all rights reserved. Photo by Serenella Linares via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Chlorencoelia torta (fruiting bodies fertile/dorsal surface) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/9/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Chlorencoelia torta (fruiting bodies infertile/ventral surface) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/9/2015). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Chlorencoelia torta specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (8/9/2015). Cylindrical with 2 oil drops, smooth, hyaline; measured 9.6-10.9 X 3.9-4.1 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Paraphyses of a Chlorencoelia torta specimen collected in Howard Co., Maryland (8/9/2015). Measured 62-72 x 4.3-5.8 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

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