Observation 149511: Serpula himantioides (Fr.) P. Karst.
When: 2013-10-18
No herbarium specimen

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By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2013-10-21 20:27:40 PDT (-0700)

this fungus peels off pretty easily from the substrate, like self-adhesive stamp from the roll of stamps. Spore print is reddish-brown. Also, this was completely under the loose bark of a fallen pine. I peeled the bark because I saw Botryobasidium aureum in the crack. When peeled, I found a huge growth of both Botryobasidium aureum and this fungus.

serpula vs leucogyrophana
By: Jonathan M
2013-10-21 19:38:56 PDT (-0700)

the main difference between these two is the hyphal structure, on what this one was growing on, serpula is well known from timber

I didn’t see Mucronella in there – I believe you it’s hiding out there somewhere.
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2013-10-21 19:12:55 PDT (-0700)

Also, the fungus in question here is surrounded and competes for the space under the sun (actually away from the sun) with Botryobasidium aureum. But I’m only concerned with the main character of the drama.

I would have…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2013-10-21 19:01:21 PDT (-0700)

I would have believed you if had said this was Serpula sp., and it has the little rusty droplets too. How is Leucogyrophana different from Serpula?

There is also the orange crust there too, and in some photos you seem to have Mucronella also…, you can crop out the photos and come up with some more obs. here.

This is the same fungus as in observation 147379
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2013-10-21 18:56:42 PDT (-0700)

Do everybody agree with renaming that one too?

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