Mollisia sp. Mollisia sp. (Fr.) P.Karst. (1871)  

Status:

This genus of more than 40 species is difficult and poorly understood (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Description:

Dense clusters on variety of plant hosts, frequently on damp, rotting hardwoods. Fruiting body: Tiny (to 1/16"), round/cup-shaped becoming flat or distorted in age; sometimes anchored on clear/brownish mycelium. Fertile (interior) surface of varying colors from white, yellow, blue, and gray to almost black; white edge when young. Infertile (exterior) surface: Grayish to brownish, covered with down. Stalkless. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 4 records in the project database.

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Mollisia species in Howard Co., Maryland (12/18/2015). Confirmed by A.E. Bessette via Jo and Bob Solem. Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Mollisia species in Howard Co., Maryland (12/28/2019). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Mollisia species in Howard Co., Maryland (12/18/2015). Confirmed by A.E. Bessette via Jo and Bob Solem. Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Mollisia species in Howard Co., Maryland (12/30/2015). Confirmed by A. E. Bessette. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores of one Mollisia species in Howard Co., Maryland (12/30/2015). Fusiform, smooth, hyaline; measured 6.7-8.0 X 2.1-3.0 [3.4] microns. Spores of other species are going to be different! Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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