Observation 141774: Favolaschia (Pat.) Pat.
When: 2013-08-05
Collection location: XTBG Yunnan, China [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found on Bamboo in the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden.

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I stand corrected
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-09-30 17:54:31 CDT (-0400)

Favolaschia peziziformis was said by Kobayasi1 to have been “’luminescent with a light blue to white light”, at least on his Japanese collections occurring on Livistonia chinensis on the Bonin Islands. See Singer’s Monograph of Favolaschia for more details.

1 Kobayasi, Y. 1952. On the genus Favolaschia and Campanella from Japan. Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory. 8:1-4

Black light
By: Taylor (mycogypsy)
2013-08-04 22:01:04 CDT (-0400)

I don’t have one this trip. I’ve tried it many times in Brazil and got no “action”. I will try it again in the future though.

I love the luminescent photo!
By: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)
2013-08-04 16:22:00 CDT (-0400)

BTW, do you have a black light? It would be interesting to me to know if that would show the luminescence even in a not-very-dark environment. I keep a small black light attached to my key chain.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-08-04 15:51:22 CDT (-0400)

No Favolaschia s. s. have been described as luminescent. The only poroid luminescent species known (so far) belong to Poromycena/Filoboletus and Dictyopanus/Panellus, of which this is much more the former than the latter, though no examples I know of have so lateral an attachment and such large pores; both typical features for Favolaschia. Perhaps this is new. I will ask Dennis to take a look.

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