Observation 192119: Wolfina Seaver ex Eckblad

Small circular shaped (polypore?). with off white centre, slightly convex with opposite side brown with scale and hair like features. No stipe, growing on wood off centre attached to the wood. Area is Semi rainforest with some light rainfall overnight breaking a long period of drought.

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Additional notes courteousy Heino Lepp (see last four images)

Hi Ian (Fr Heino)

Someone had suggested Galiella as the genus for 192119 in Mushroom Observer. Over the weekend I checked to see if Marcelle le Gal’s 1955 monograph about the discomycetes of Madagascar had anything relevant. In her account of Sarcosoma she includes three species that, since then, have been moved to Galiella (a genus named in her honour!). For your possible interest I’ve attached some of her illustrations. The species involved are what Le Gal called Sarcosoma celebicum (now Galiella celebica), Sarcosoma javanicum (Galiella javanica) and Sarcosoma thwaitesii (Galiella thwaitesii)

The attachment labelled celebica shows fruiting bodies and spores and below them first the hairs at the margin of the cup and then the hairs from lower on the velvety outside of the fruiting body. The illustrations in javanicum1 show several fruit bodies in natural size and, to give you a scale, I note that the young fruit body at A is 2.5 cms long. In javanicum2 you see spores, part of a fruit body in cross-section (where the letter h indicates the hymenium, sh the sub-hymenium and C1-C4 different zones further down, with different arrangements of hyphae) and rightmost you see illustrations of the two types of hairs found on the outside of the fruit body.

In thwaitesii you see spores and a section of part of the fruit body showing some of the hyphae within the fruit body and, lowermost, the hairs found on the outer surface.

I’m not saying that 192119 is one of these species, since only an examination of the specimen would determine that. Rather, this is what I could find on my bookshelf when I searched for anatomical detail about the genus and I thought it might be of interest.



From: Ian Dodd (aka kundabungkid) [mailto:iedodd@bigpond.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 10 December 2014 8:37 PM
To: Curnow, Judith
Subject: Re: Images resized and renamed [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED] *********REPLY

Heino, As usual thanks again. I would like to add your comments , if I may, to this MO Obs file when I load it . It is so pleasing to be able to provide detailed information when creating a file. Also, as a matter of interest, I have loaded some finds you might like to view when you have the time. Obs: 192132, 192181, 192119 and Obs: 192179

Kind regards, Chow, kk
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I have taken some notes and hope to do some micrographs in the coming days.

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I have taken some notes and hope to do some micrographs in the coming days.

what an odd odd creature!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-12-10 05:14:00 CET (+0100)

a hairy blue upside down cup! I am not entirely convinced that it is an asco either … but goodness only knows what it is!

nice find, Ian.

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