Swamp Beacon (lunulatospora) Mitrula lunulatospora Redhead    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Ascomycota   >   Class Leotiomycetes   >   Order Helotiales   >   Family Helotiaceae   >   Genus Mitrula   


Spore photos are required to separate Mitrula elegans and Mitrula lunulatospora. Place photos identified by macro characteristics only at Swamp Beacon species. Found scattered or in small groups in shallow woodland bogs or barely moving sections of small streams, on decaying leaves, needles, or debris.


Fruiting body: Yellow-orange smooth, translucent "matchstick" head on pale stalk (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 4 records in the project database.

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Mitrula lunulatospora in Howard Co., Maryland (4/8/2018). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores and asci of Mitrula lunulatospora in Howard Co., Maryland (4/8/2018). Fusiform, smooth, hyaline. Spores measured 13.1-16.9 x 3.0-3.7 microns. Asci 115.6.0 microns. Determined by James Kameron Mitchell/iNaturalist. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

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