Thursday, May 5, 2011

MellAsco 3 - Dennisiodiscus prasinus

Dennisiodiscus prasinus (Quél.) Svrcek is one of the more beautiful discos sporting a pale, green disk with long, orange hairs at the margin. This collection was found on Glyceria maxima, but it was also seen on Carex. The species is closely related to Mollisia and may even end up inside this genus.

The hairs not only covers the margin but also the back side of the fruitbody:


  1. They are really beautiful, looks a bit like a mint green Scutellinia due to the hairs ... ;) But I guess, they are much smaller in diameter?

  2. Small, but not very small, some millimeter . . .