Observation 147816: Sebacina incrustans (Pers.) Tul. & C. Tul.

When: 2013-10-05

Collection location: Schlitz Audubon Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight: soft and foamy white fruit body that climbs up onto plant material to better shed its spores. a very odd MR fungus.
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Recognized by sight: Sebacina concrescens is an encrusting species, using dead or living stems and other low-growing plant material to form semi-erect basidiomes which are typically gelatinous, semi-lobate, and white, turning brown in herbarium material. Sebacina incrustans has a similar habit, but is lessgelatinous (it would never be mistaken for a Tremella species), more closely attached, non-lobate, and typically cream to ochraceous. Burt(1921) noted that Tremella concrescens “is so soft that it may possibly be confused… with the white plasmodium of a myxomycete.”

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good call, Danny.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-09-29 15:57:18 EDT (-0400)

I had no idea there was more than one sp. of this odd little white basidio.

It was definitely more “slime mold-like” than gelatinous and lobed.

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