Observation 137624: Chloroscypha flavida (Kanouse & A.H. Sm.) Baral

Original Herbarium Label: Gelatinodiscus flavidus Kanouse & A.H. Sm.
On broken off branches of Xanthocyparis nootkatensis (but also on a live branch buried in snow)
Habitat: Snow depressions in open forest with Tsuga mertensiana, Abies amabilis, Xanthocyparis nootkatensis.
Herbarium Specimen: UBC F28227 [as Gelatinodiscus flavidus Kanouse & A.H. Sm.] duplicate sent to Hans-Otto Baral

Typical snowbank fungus – see: http://bomi.ou.edu/ben/ben377.html
Also: Castellano, M. A. (1999). Handbook to strategy 1 fungal species in the Northwest Forest Plan. US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. Page S1-48.
Lit.: Baral, H. O., Galán, R., Platas, G., & Tena, R. (2013). Phaeohelotium undulatum comb. nov. and Phaeoh. succineoguttulatum sp. nov., two segregates of the Discinella terrestris aggregate found under Eucalyptus in Spain: taxonomy, molecular biology, ecology and distribution. Mycosystema 32(3): 386-428.

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By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2013-06-25 22:11:29 CDT (-0400)

So far, Gelatinodiscus flavidus has been found only on Xanthocyparis nootkatensis. I would not be surprised if your fungus belongs to the genus Chloroscypha. Send us a specimen. Adolf

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2013-06-25 20:26:31 CDT (-0400)

I found this a few times on Calocedrus decurrens this spring on California. I will have to post some observations for it…

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