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Tatraea macrospora

Tatraea macrospora


The stalked to almost sessile, discoid cups are up to 1 cm wide and up to 1 cm high on stalks with diameters of about 1 mm.Inner surface - ashy-grey to yellowish-brown; concave to nearly flat. Sterile outer surface: Same as fertile surface in color and in other aspects.


Wood substrate - Saprobic; gregariouson rotten wood; summer through autumn into winter.


Tatraea macrospora (Peck) Baral . Micro ID was done by by Dr G Gates Derivation of name: Macro means "large" or "long" and spora refers to a "seed (spore)." The ascospores of this species are quite long. Could possibly be a first find/documented for Tasmania = ) Good one for my 600th spotting too . = )

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CharliePrice 4 years ago

Thanks , if i ever get this NBN business...i might even get more of my findings up oh and not get distracted by FB ,,,have so many more to add...but 600 is pretty cool =)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

600 !! Congrats!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

Congratulations Charlie ! Definitely a beautifully photographed specimen.

CharliePrice 4 years ago

Genevieve Gates is adding this find into a paper she has been working on , i am very excited :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago records of this particular species in mainland Australia - pity !

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

Great shots Charlie. I might have found these but need to check records here again now that we've got such good pics. from you.

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Lat: -41.36, Long: 147.05

Spotted on Jul 15, 2015
Submitted on Jul 15, 2015

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