Observation 160758: Biatoropsis usnearum Räsänen

When: 2014-02-22

Collection location: Serra de Montejunto, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available

From the same place that observation 160716.
This is one of the few basidiomycete (Tremellales) considered in the category of the so-called “Lichenicolous fungi”. It is characterized by having an Usnea sp. as host (U. rubicunda in this case) and consists of pink-orange-brown galls developing on the branches of the host. There is another rarer similar species and not so widespread, Cystobasidium usneicola, which also developes on Usnea spp..

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It will appear …
By: zaca
2014-04-24 15:01:39 PDT (-0700)

when you less expect to see it. Trust me!

By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-04-23 20:39:09 PDT (-0700)

Hope I get to see this someday, too.

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