Observation 188021: Laetiporus Murrill

When: 2014-11-10

Collection location: La Jolla, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)

Specimen available

Must be growing off pine roots.

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By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-10-17 15:55:01 CDT (-0400)

you have a specimen still? spores would help: ovoid for gilbertsonii, 5-7 × 3.5-4.5 microns, ellipsoid for conifericola, 6.5-8 × 4-5 microns.

I am in process of tracking down CA coastal conifericola, and there aren’t many.

I have to say, this southern sighting seems unlikely, but who knows w/out more hard data?

By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2014-11-11 21:30:12 CST (-0500)

I dug it up and couldn’t find any wood/roots it could be growing off of. Just a bulbous base and then nothing.

Any useful micro features?
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2014-11-11 15:32:46 CST (-0500)
You can also just harvest
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-11-11 15:29:02 CST (-0500)

a bit and dry it. It might be too old for genetic analysis, but who knows.

Tree host
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2014-11-11 15:27:00 CST (-0500)

I assumed it’s pine just because there were pines right there and no other trees nearby. I can try to dig under it a little bit (although I’ll probably destroy the whole fb and my knife might break)

Can you provide
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-11-11 13:22:21 CST (-0500)

any details on why you think it is on pine roots and not buried hardwood stump pieces? I’m trying to get a sense of the distribution of this species in CA and this would easily be the southernmost.

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