Observation 159272: Corticiaceae sensu lato

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Recognized by sight: sky blue crust fungus on bark.
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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: Micro is needed to confirm, but this is a very common bluish-gray “crust” in coastal pine forest.

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I suppose so…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-02-08 10:40:59 CST (-0500)

but in this case (maybe) it is a crust that actually can be recognized in the field. How many different pale blue crusts are there? Tom seemed to mention two or three in his original Pt. Reyes post from 2010. And were all of your pale blue crust collections put under the scope to confirm species?

It is precisely a dry year that causes us to go looking for these things, since not much else is out and about.

I saw several other corticioid species out there, but none so distinctive at first sight.

Once you get a search image for something tho, it will often start popping up. But indeed, this species is poorly documented, even if possibly common.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2014-02-08 00:37:28 CST (-0500)

“Very common but quite uncommonly documented” could be said for a lot of fungi, especially crust fungi.

Tom Bruns first showed me this at Pt Reyes in Jan. 2010 and since then I have seen it numerous times. It’s all over the Mendocino area, common at Salt Point, growing under the planted pines in Arcata… It was even abundant at Pt Reyes this winter, despite the dryness

hey, anonymous…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-02-07 12:12:44 CST (-0500)

since this IS actually a corticioid fungus, your “as if” designation is rather BS. We have not determined the species yet, altho B. californicum is certainly a contender.

Plus, I have zero respect for folks who hide their names in a forum. Stand up for that you think, and back it with your good name.

otherwise, who cares what you think? you are just a troll.

perhaps “very common”…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-02-07 11:27:09 CST (-0500)

but quite uncommonly documented! Bruns, a crust fan, only first IDed it in 2010. Wood only just put it up on Mykoweb last fall (Oct. 2013)!

the hymenium of this particular crust does not look like B. californium, at least at first glance. I will scope it soon, and confirm or deny.

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