Observation 139678: Corticiaceae sensu lato
When: 2013-07-12

Notes: This was growing on a fallen oak branch.

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This looks like thousands of tiny blue glistening balls. See a 3-D model of this image at: http://youtu.be/nG4kNbFJSBs
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This looks like thousands of tiny blue glistening balls. See a 3-D model of this image at: http://youtu.be/nG4kNbFJSBs
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See a 3-D model of this image at: http://youtu.be/zCntUufIy-4
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Spores 1000×. measurements are in um not nm.

Proposed Names

Tao
31% (2)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight: I looked at this at 100x magnification and it is lightly fuzzy not paint or chalk.

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Else
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2014-01-03 06:31:15 CET (+0100)

Your right the spores are about 10.5um X 7.5um on average.

doubtful that it is Byssocorticium californium
By: else
2013-10-23 19:01:10 CEST (+0200)

Byssocorticium californicum has really small spores – 3.5-4.2 × 2.5-3.2 µm (see the original description in Beih. Willdenowia – on line.
I don’t see an apiculus on these spores and they look too big. I would suggest that these are conidia of the bluepurple crust on oak.
B. c. grows in pine habitats.

doubtful that it is Byssocorticium californium
By: else
2013-10-23 19:01:05 CEST (+0200)

Byssocorticium californicum has really small spores – 3.5-4.2 × 2.5-3.2 µm (see the original description in Beih. Willdenowia – on line.
I don’t see an apiculus on these spores and they look too big. I would suggest that these are conidia of the bluepurple crust on oak.
B. c. grows in pine habitats.

Thank you Christian.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2013-07-15 00:11:09 CEST (+0200)

Yes I do have the small specimen from the first and last image and some smaller pieces I am drying right now. I am just without a microscope. I should have one within a couple months though.

Pretty!
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-07-14 23:36:47 CEST (+0200)

Do you have an herbarium specimen? The microscope work on these species is not only useful but often rather beautiful.

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