Distribution: Fairly common in the PNW
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Pseudoplectania vogesiaca, better known in North America as Ps. melaena (Persoon: Fries) Saccardo, appears in late winter or early spring on twigs and other woody debris, usually of conifers. The cups usually are rather shallow and the interior is medium to deep olivaceous brown at first; in age, however, the entire cup becomes black. A stipe usually is present, but never is as long as that of Pl. nannfeldtii. The spores are smooth and round, 10--17 µm, and contain one large oil drop.