Observation 218706: Stereaceae sensu lato

When: 2015-10-12

Collection location: Walking Iron Park, Dane Co., Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

No specimen available

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-10-18 23:13:14 CDT (-0500)

you are becoming an underdogger, patron saints of crusts and tiny ascos everywhere. join us.

Porostereum spadiceum is an interesting idea.
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2015-10-18 19:57:57 CDT (-0500)

European sites are full of that species, but in America I found mentioning at MycoGuide at: http://www.mycoguide.com/...
They cite MycoPortal as listing couple of finds in America and wonder if it’s recently been introduced or just rare. I have a different theory: mycologists don’t like this group and look the other way when seeing these bright and showy fungi. Europeans have whole field guides devoted to just crust fungi and like. There is no way we have fewer species in USA. All right, don’t get me started on my pet peeve here…

I stopped keeping specimen of larger fungi a while ago :(
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2015-10-18 19:23:17 CDT (-0500)

Ran out of room, and figured no one knows them anyways and they will just keep rotting in the closet, so what’s the point. If I find someone who knows ho to ID them, I’ll start picking them again. And my microscope is only 2x-4x, not enough to see at the spore level.

got a scope?
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-10-18 13:04:27 CDT (-0500)
Yes, seems like the same general concept as in Hymenochaete
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2015-10-17 19:37:49 CDT (-0500)

Too bad field guides are scant when it comes to this group :(

right you are
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-10-13 22:52:38 CDT (-0500)

Some sort of stereoid thing then?

Danny, I just posted photo #5 to address your concern.
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2015-10-13 21:18:23 CDT (-0500)

You can see those tiny shelves at the top edge of resupinate thing.

i think
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-10-13 00:20:29 CDT (-0500)

that’s a different fungus

Last photo shows tiny shelf this fungus occasionally forms.
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2015-10-12 21:44:25 CDT (-0500)

Created: 2015-10-12 21:36:49 CDT (-0500)
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