Observation 189133: Stereocaulon Hoffm.

Collected from the type locatlity, identified by the taxon’s author.

Andean cloud forest located between 2500 and 2950 m.a.s.l.

Notable tree spp.:

Roble (Quercus humboldtii)
Uvito de Monte (Cavendishia pubescens)
Chilco colorado (Escallonia myrtilloides)
Sietecueros (Tibouchina lepidota)
Canelo de Páramo (Drimys Granadensis)
Carate (Vismia baccifera)
Yarumo (Cecropia peltata)
Drago (Croton urucurana)
Chagualo (Clusia multiflora)
Carbonero (Calliandra haematocephala)
Schefflera sp.
Encenillo (Weinmannia tomentosa)
Arrayán (Myrcia cucullata)
Manzano De Monte (Billia rosea)

Collected for the Basidiomycete Course of the 8th Congresso Latinoamericano de Micologia.

Species Lists


Canon EOS 6D + EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
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By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-11-27 17:02:28 PST (-0800)

Well, we can at least narrow it to three species:

P. pomiferum – widespread and common, but cephalodia globose so probably not yours
P. ramulosum – widespread and common
P. novogranatense – endemic to Ecuador and Columbia at high elevation

Ha, that’s funny, so that’s where “Novo Granata” is: apparently somewhere in high Andes of Columbia or Ecuador. Was just talking about that with Ken Ichi. :)

I’ll tentatively propose ramulosum just to have a name on it. Feel free to disagree or vote it down.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-11-27 16:37:03 PST (-0800)

twas a shot in passing, and those course participants who asked about getting specimens back to their home institutions for further study (namely yours truly) were met with dismissive recitation of this and that protocol, intended to generally dissuade any such aspirations.

De nada
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-11-27 15:07:30 PST (-0800)

If you can check chemistry, I bet you can get a name for this: your photo is great, shows the brain-like gray cephalodia beautifully. Yeah, I get into trouble in couplets 17 through 19. Need chemistry.

Thanks Jason
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-11-27 14:01:40 PST (-0800)
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2014-11-27 12:50:34 PST (-0800)

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