Observation 122463: Corticiaceae sensu lato

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enlarge to see complicated hymenium structure; almost brainlike in its convolutions.
ridiculously small “ghost” spores; ellipsoid w/fat? globules; upper L quadrant between 2 and 3 micron measure. air bubbles are much bigger!

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29% (1)
Recognized by sight: one of the crust species, growing on bark.
Based on microscopic features: spores small, elliptical, thin-walled, inamyloid, “ghostly”, with visible contents. 3-4 × 5-6 microns. 400x, water.
mycelia knobs, right angle mycelia, prominant clamps. 1000x congo red.
56% (1)
Recognized by sight

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hi ho, hi ho
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-01-10 01:44:42 SAST (+0200)

back to the scope I go.

What about the basidia?
By: Tom Bruns (pogon)
2013-01-09 22:18:46 SAST (+0200)

Debbie – I think you’re going to have to find some basidia and determine shape, size and # of spores. If you have phloxine try staining with that, it usually make the basidia easier to find.

And were there any cystidia?

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