Observation 115073: “Deuteromycota” R.T. Moore

When: 2012-10-26

Collection location: Mount Pisgah Arboretum, Lane Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available

Collected by Steve Trudell, this chunk of wet bone (still w/meat) was colonized by something fungal-ish. Really disgusting to handle.

Fruit bodies growing inside. Looks like some penicillium also growing here. Plenty of bacteria for the slime molds and other small organisms; not sure what fungus would be eating here.


bone growths.jpg
bone mold.jpg

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Recognized by sight: this one stumped us. conidiophores present inside bone.
mold? slime mold?? fungus???
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if you can do the microscopy, i can search in deuteromycota for a name.
By: Jonathan M
2012-10-31 16:23:33 PDT (-0700)
yeah, we considered Onygena…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-10-31 14:14:47 PDT (-0700)

but the fruit bodies looked wrong. these are stalks with fans not caps.

Created: 2012-10-31 12:24:01 PDT (-0700)
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