Observation 141447: Chaenothecopsis tsugae Rikkinen
When: 2013-07-28

Notes: Original Herbarium Label: Chaenothecopsis sp.
On Aug 7, 2013 Jouko Rikkinen wrote: "On the basis of your nice photographs I would identify the new find as Chaenothecopsis tsugae "
Herbarium Specimen: UBC F28269 [as Chaenothecopsis tsugae Rikkinen]

Lit.: Rikkinen, J. (1999). Two new species of resinicolous Chaenothecopsis (Mycocaliciaceae) from western North America. Bryologist 102: 366-369.
Growing on resin on a scar on Tsuga heterophylla trunk

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No agarics!
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2013-08-12 07:31:57 PDT (-0700)

My apologies, I did not include the scale. Sporocarps are about 1-2 mm tall. Adolf

Wow
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2013-08-08 10:24:07 PDT (-0700)

Several of the fruit bodies look like agarics, but the spores prove it to be an asco. Deb – here is another resinicolus fungi – I think we all just learned a new word! http://mushroomobserver.org/141199?q=1PtHL

who knew…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-08-08 07:29:20 PDT (-0700)

that there were such things as “resinicolus fungi?!”

Here’s another paper from Mycologia on another species of Chaenothecopsis, recently found in Ghana:

http://www.mycologia.org/content/103/3/610.full

Super find, Adolf and Oluna! Thanks for sharing.

Odd species
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2013-07-31 10:58:13 PDT (-0700)

An unusual species fruiting in an unusual location.

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