Observation 133950: Polyporales sensu lato
When: 2013-05-18
(35.5993° -83.7861° 564m)

Notes: Very similar in texture, odor, and microscopic feature to: http://mushroomobserver.org/135359

Images

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I believe these are contaminant spores, very few large echinulate spores were found, and no basidia or spore producing structures were found in any sections.
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I believe these are contaminant spores, very few large echinulate spores were found, and no basidia or spore producing structures were found in any sections.
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Double-clamps!
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Double-clamps!
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Tissues in Melzer’s at 10x

Proposed Names

6% (4)
Recognized by sight: anamorph
-34% (3)
Recognized by sight
-46% (2)
Recognized by sight
23% (4)
Eye3
Recognized by sight: http://mushroomobserver.org/78037?q=1G14G However, my specimens were KOH negative…
29% (2)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight
-1% (2)
Recognized by sight

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

Comments

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presence of multiple clamps
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-10-06 09:13:20 PDT (-0700)

is a common feature of lots of Postia, Tyromyces, Oligoporus, etc. To me, the most important missing feature for Climacodon is still teeth. These are well developed pores, complete with eroded/lacerate dissepiments.

Teeth
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2013-06-02 18:45:04 PDT (-0700)

I think these were too young to have developed teeth. The consistency, smell, and microscopic features (width of hyphae, presence of multiple clamps) are very similar to this one: http://mushroomobserver.org/135359?q=1Hghp
I’m convinced they are the same, but I guess there is not much more evidence that I will be able to add to this observation to confirm it’s identity here. Thanks for having a look at it.

Christine
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-06-02 18:30:29 PDT (-0700)

no teeth are seen here, a requisite feature of C. pulcherrimus

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-05-23 10:03:45 PDT (-0700)

of which several feature multiple clamp connections. i agree with the contaminant spore theory as well.

Spore images
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2013-05-20 17:08:57 PDT (-0700)

I believe these are contaminant spores. I don’t think this mushroom is mature enough to produce spores. Also septae with multiple clamps were found suggesting Ceriporia or Climacodon…

How different are the sexual spores from assexual spores
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2013-05-19 05:29:22 PDT (-0700)

Maybe this isn’t the anamorph for Postia, but it is the anamorph for something.

Christine…
By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-05-19 05:14:13 PDT (-0700)

Postia ptychogaster has smooth spores, does it not??
the spores are also quite large for that species.

Postia ptychogaster
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2013-05-19 05:08:51 PDT (-0700)

Danny, the description for that is right on, thank you!

this reminds me
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-05-18 22:02:41 PDT (-0700)

of a polypore anamorph, like Ptychogaster

Created: 2013-05-18 18:45:30 PDT (-0700)
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