Observation 219519: Tomophagus colossus (Fr.) Murrill
When: 2015-10-17
Who: MSchink
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

Notes:
Specimen kindly sent to me from Florida for study. Growing in woodchips. I suspected T.colossus from the photos, and confirmed via microscopy due to massive spore size and presence of chlamydospores.

Spores average 17x 10.9µm Qe= 1.6 Very large for Ganoderma spores.

Images

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Copyright © 2015 Tony Thomason
Specimen in situ.
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Chlamydospores
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Spores
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Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: Yellow, very fragile pileus surface, white context.
Based on microscopic features: Spiked chlamydospores, and large spores.

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Interesting
By: Chaelthomas (Chaelthomas)
2017-06-09 05:14:34 PDT (-0700)

Nice. I just got ganoderma australe and multipileum.
I definitly need the aurodermas and i need a specimen of tomophagus. Still backed up cataloging some of the mushrooms and well i always post pics on facebook. I need to port some of that here too. I need to make a list of what i need as far as specimen wise.

Florida
By: MSchink
2017-06-09 04:55:42 PDT (-0700)

Is fairly tropical, especially when you get onto the bit between the Atlantic and the Gulf. Most of the Gulf states are at least subtropical in climate I think. Very warm and very humid. Recently Amauroderma a tropical Genus is the Ganodermataceae was reported from Florida for the first time. I had suspected as much as I have seen people posting specimens that looked like Amauroderma from Florida for years but could never get someone to send me one.

Cool
By: Chaelthomas (Chaelthomas)
2017-06-08 23:28:37 PDT (-0700)

Indeed tomophagus i always suspected it was just a tropical polypore. While i know that florida is hot i never suspected to be a tropical climate.

Spore dimensions
By: MSchink
2015-10-18 13:26:50 PDT (-0700)

At first I thought the calibration was off when I started measuring due to the large size.

17.70 x 11.48
16.19 x 11.03
15.89 x 10.83
18.10 x 12.09
16.13 x 11.49
15.64 x 9.70
18.66 x 11.95
16.87 x 10.84
17.90 x 10.29
16.47 x 9.61
15.89 x 10.53
18.08 x 11.34

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