Observation 142243: Stereum Hill ex Pers.

Bright yellow soft and thin attached to deadwood. This fungi struck me as unusual as there was only one colour. Podoscypha petalodes is the closest I can get to an ID. Usually most of the specimens I have found growing on wood have more than one colour in layers from the centre. Also this fungi’s habit in growth was circular. It was important to note that the thickness was “Paper Thin” and the whole body was very easily folded or bent. No unusual aroma even when dried. The texture of the fungi although flexible was also quite tough when I attempted to break a section away. I have added a couple of scoped images but as usual unsure if they are of any assistance. I found only two of this particular growth in the whole area I worked. There had been some heavy rain and minor flooding in the area fungi was located.

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OOpppssss Forgot to colour correct the image. Loaded from Laptop and it has very poor colour analysis. See the diff. Also many, many thanks for that info you provided. I am still only having a little success with the first three magnification powers. Oil immersion is just out of reach every time I attempt to get a sharp image. Still at it. Fungi season has just dropped off at the moment. Managed to get two really nice Jabiru, (male & Female) images, down in the swamp land not far from me.

so great…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-08-10 13:56:05 CDT (-0400)

to see your micrographs here, Ian! My, how you have evolved as a mycologist over the years. Good job, mate! ;)

As to polypore micro-work…best to do the fifty chop method, first….take a small section, then chop the heck outta it with a razor blade on a slide…then add water or KOH and scope. That will better show you the different hyphae types, whether monomitic or dimitic or trimitic (1, 2 or 3 different types of hypha, including thick-walled skeletal hyphal).

Here’s a nice, illustrative webpage from my friend Tom Volk:


what’s up…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-08-10 13:43:44 CDT (-0400)

with those bluish and purple colors on the underside?

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