These were found today, growing on recycled Christmas trees Fir (Abies), surrounding the water edge. They were very small, the biggest on must have only been 0.5 cm and they were common.
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I initially thought they were a pizizale, but I changed my mind to Hyaloscyphaceae
Considering the size and substrate I now tend to agree with you ;-)
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After Mals microscopy;D, Lachnellula subtilissima was correctly identified.
It looks to be a tricky task
Lachnellula occidentalis (G.G. Hahn & Ayers) Dharne 1965. Usually on dead branches. Has narrower ascospores, 5-8.5 um wide.
Present in North America, Asia, Europe (Minter, 2005).
Lachnellula subtilissima ((Cooke) Dennis 1962. Usually on dead branches. Has short and narrow fusiform ascospores, 6-11 - 2-2.5um. Present in North America, Asia and Europe (Minter, 2005).
From U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Systematic Mycology and Microbiology Laboratory - Invasive Fungi Fact Sheets.
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