Observation 221360: Undetermined
When: 2015-11-19
No herbarium specimen

Notes:
UPDATE: I was just thumbing though Ascomycete Fungi of North America (Beug, Bessette, Bessette 2014) and saw a globular Hypocrea sp (p 310) that could be in the ball park. It apparently attacks Stereum as well. Could be?

I’ve been tracking this blob for three weeks expecting it to “do something” but it hasn’t changed much. This week I noticed that blobs are coating some of the Stereum caps. I added 3 photos (dated Nov 19) showing scale and the coating phenomenon. Still don’t know what kingdom I’m looking at!

On dead hardwood log. With Stereum (complicatum?).

Species Lists

Images

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These orange blobs were shot 7 days after photos of the white balls (same critters).
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These orange blobs were shot 7 days after photos of the white balls (same critters).
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These orange blobs were shot 7 days after photos of the white balls (same critters).
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Week 3, the blobs are still there, haven’t changed much.
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Week 3, the blobs are still there, haven’t changed much.
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Proposed Names

28% (5)
Eye3
Recognized by sight
Tao
20% (3)
Recognized by sight: This may be the beginning of a new flush of the Stereum.
31% (2)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight
-28% (1)
Recognized by sight: on the off chance that the co-occurrence with Stereum is significant and diagnostic, maybe it’s just some strange Tremella?
28% (1)
Eye3
Recognized by sight

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

Comments

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To be called Hypocrea
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-11-19 23:58:30 EST (-0500)

we would need to see perithecia. at all the stages of development pictured thus far, there is nothing specifically to suggest Hypocrea. until or unless some definitive hymenium is visible, I suspect that only the microscope will be able to elucidate an ID here, and even then, the evidence may be lacking.

Ascomycete?
By: Bill Sheehan (B_Sheehan)
2015-11-19 23:51:04 EST (-0500)

UPDATE: I was just thumbing though Ascomycete Fungi of North America (Beug, Bessette, Bessette 2014) and saw a globular Hypocrea sp (p 310) that could be in the ball park. It apparently attacks Stereum as well. Could be?

curious
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-11-16 21:40:48 EST (-0500)

nothing coming to mind. thanks for revisiting this. a scope could tell us a lot I think.

New photos added
By: Bill Sheehan (B_Sheehan)
2015-11-05 20:01:34 EST (-0500)

white blobs one week later, now are orange.

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