Observation 127643: Tomentella Pers. ex Pat.

on downed redwood.

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Recognized by sight: another cool crust. check out the granular/bumpy hymenial texture!
56% (1)
Recognized by sight: hydnoid surface, ferruginous reddish brown with golden margin and somewhat felty are strong indicators for this genus

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Tomentella species in the mic have
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-02 11:13:01 CST (-0600)

very distinct characters: first of all yellowish-brownish to almost hyaline-yellowish prominently lobed and warted spores with very characteristic forms. Secondly good visible clamped or not clamped hyphae (sometimes even hyphal strands are present). Thirdly in some cases also very prominent cystidia. Furthermore it is important if the hyphae and other elements are encrusted or not, often heavily. But I am afraid there will be no relevant new or old key to Tomentella. It is an extremely difficult genus. Range of species is often very wide and they are even variable in color. As far as I know they grow on wood or on the ground but are mycorrhizal nevertheless.

sounds good Gerhard.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-02-02 11:08:00 CST (-0600)

what micro characters should I look for?

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