Observation 116981: Hydnochaete olivacea (Schwein.) Banker

When: 2012-11-16

Collection location: Wind Gap, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: goatshoes

No specimen available

Found growing on a dead stick/twig.

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By: goatshoes
2012-11-17 09:49:17 -05 (-0500)

Yes, I saw that on Ted Talks…6 ways mushrooms can save the world. Unfortunatly, my son was swinging this stick around after school when I noticed what was on it. But I will return to the area to see if I can find a similar stick attatched to a tree. Thanks so much!

Any idea what kind of wood?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-11-17 01:55:29 -05 (-0500)

Many of the white wood-rotting fungi are now being shown to degrade toxic waste. Knowing what kind of branch, even a guess, might assist with future cultivation efforts.

By: goatshoes
2012-11-16 22:23:42 -05 (-0500)

I totally understand. Thanks again!

you’re most welcome
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-11-16 21:15:00 -05 (-0500)

just remember, not all IDs are created equal. these are really just guesses based on naked-eye resemblance, distribution, substrate, etc. really confirming these things often requires microscopy.

By: goatshoes
2012-11-16 21:06:11 -05 (-0500)

Thanks,myxomop. You’ve been a big help!

Created: 2012-11-16 20:16:04 -05 (-0500)
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