Observation 22148: Coccomyces De Not.

Growing on decaying Salal leaf, Galtheria shallon found along bog boardwalk on west coast of Vancouver Island

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:00:28 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Florencia Beach Trail, Pacific Rim National Park, Vancouver Is, BC, Canada’ to ‘Florencia Beach Trail, Pacific Rim National Park, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada’

Proposed Names

35% (2)
Used references: Paul Kroeger and Bryce Kendrick couldn’t tell from sight and Mary Berbee couldn’t tell from photo, so what is it?
59% (2)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Used references: Andreas
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
57% (1)
Recognized by sight

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


Add Comment
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2016-08-03 22:58:10 PDT (-0700)

and intriguing!

Mollisia gaultheriae
By: Andreas Gminder (mollisia)
2009-06-16 12:50:55 PDT (-0700)

There is a Mollisia gaultheriae Ellis & Everholt, growing on leaves of Gaultheria shallon. I have to admit that I have no knowledge of this species up to now. May be that is a hint nevertheless. In NYBG there is at least one recent specimen (from 1987 from Washington).

Inoperculate ascomycetes
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-06-14 23:55:13 PDT (-0700)

are often host specific, and I have no idea what particular species that can grow on Gaultheria. I still beleive it’s Coccomyces, though it’s a bit larger than the handful of species I can find descriptions of (there are more than a hundred species and varieties).

When I scale them off they are closer to 2 to 2.5 mm
By: Daryl Thompson (woobs)
2009-06-14 16:44:47 PDT (-0700)
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-06-14 13:55:23 PDT (-0700)

too large for Coccomyces, I guess…

They were about 1/8" to 3/16" wide, 3 to 5 mm
By: Daryl Thompson (woobs)
2009-06-14 13:29:53 PDT (-0700)

I thought the leaf was Populus balsamifera, but looking at it now it’s shaped more like Salal

should be an inoperculate ascomycete
By: Andreas Gminder (mollisia)
2009-06-14 13:19:47 PDT (-0700)

may be something from the Dermateaceae (Micropeziza?). A pity that you didn’t keep a specimen!

Gorgeous photos!
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-06-14 12:50:35 PDT (-0700)

Please tell us how small these guys are..

Created: 2009-06-14 11:18:36 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2016-08-03 22:57:27 PDT (-0700)
Viewed: 134 times, last viewed: 2017-06-05 21:42:28 PDT (-0700)
Show Log