Observation 32135: Chromelosporium coerulescens (Bonord.) Henebert.
When: 2010-01-15
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I found this fungus on an old downed trunk. It has an overall light purple color and bleeds a bright purple-magenta fluid. It seems to have “teeth”. It reminded me of a Hydnellum caerulean I’d seen nearby, but it is growing flat on the log, not as a distinct fruiting body.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:58:49 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Bouverie Preserve, Glen Ellen (Sonoma County), CA’ to ‘Bouverie Preserve, Glen Ellen, Sonoma Co., California, USA

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What a lovely photo!
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-01-18 06:34:07 PST (-0800)

Except for the incredible colour, the fluffy surface reminds of the imperfect (conidial) stage of Oligoporus ptychogaster. Maybe other species can have similar stages too? Just a thought..

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