Observation 121992: Botryobasidium longisporum G. Langer

On pine log next to unidentified polypore. The whitish collection dried gray.

I notice that the type and only collections are from Taiwan, but it keys right to it, and it fits the description very well. And is applying a European-based name really any different then applying one based on Asian material? In the end only sequence will sort them out, but it seems like a good morphological fit for now. B. danicum is described with longer spores, and B. sordidulum is described with spores with a pointy apex and the basidia should be shorter. I initially called this a Sistotrema, because the spores seems like a better fit to that genus, but the basidia really were not uriform, and the arachnoid fruiting body and size and shape of the hyphae are very typical of Botryobasidium. Spore

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Botryobasidium is on the right and below on wood and on bark
dissecting scope view
large, distinctive spores, and clampless right-angle branched hyphae

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Used references: On line key from http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/uni/bbm/mycology/botrkey.htm, and description From Langer’s dissertation
Based on microscopic features: Lack of clamps, 6-8 spored basidia 21-22 X 8, large banana-shaped spores 8-12.4 X 4

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By: Django Grootmyers (heelsplitter)
2018-02-19 23:07:04 PST (-0800)

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