Observation 32950: Agaricales sensu lato
When: 2010-01-28
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This is probably not a Dacrymyces but its the closet i could come up with. This is a small jelly like fungi only about 1 cm at the max. It is shaped like a stool. Narrow at the base then widening at the top forming a flat top. The skin is tough with small granule looking formation on top. The inside is rubbery jelly like. The color is a off black/gray It is black on the inside. It is growing on an oak limb that has a lot of Lichen on it, It has fallen from the upper canopy of the tree. ANY IDEAS ?

Proposed Names

-89% (5)
Recognized by sight: found growing on wood
-47% (6)
Recognized by sight
4% (8)
Recognized by sight
-11% (5)
Recognized by sight
-3% (3)
Recognized by sight: Observer says rubbery, no gills. I don’t see gills zooming up the pictures.
40% (5)
Recognized by sight: Let’s just go with this for now…
-5% (3)
Recognized by sight: after doing some research came to this conclusion
Used references: http://www.mycokey.com/...
56% (1)
Recognized by sight: pleurotoid fanning out of pilei, all seemingly oriented toward the top right corner of the frame, suggesting geotropism when the log was vertical

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By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-02-14 05:35:50 PST (-0800)

you should try to find this again… I do agree with Irene and Erin that it’s either a Resupinatus or Hohenbuehelia, my other thought was a really small chance that it might be something like Exidia.
To me this doesn’t look like an asco.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-02-14 05:11:25 PST (-0800)

Patellaria atrata is max 1.5 mm broad
Trying this link:


You wanted ideas
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-02-01 05:37:49 PST (-0800)

and got many! So, now you need to find it again and show us some micro shots.
About the “gills”, I’m not sure what that is, maybe a pair of spiderlegs?

I did not notice that before
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2010-01-31 09:37:30 PST (-0800)

But your right the upper right hand corner cluster appears to have a hole or indentation like Resupinatus. I have found Resupinatus here before on several occasion growing in a shelving manner. It was in the summer time growing on dead hickory trunks that where still standing. And I have seen them on larger logs that are prostrate. Dan Molter AKA Shroomydan has found them in Jan Though. These fungi or whatever they are, are very small. Not much bigger than 1 cm, They came from up top of the tree 30 feet up. I actually saw this branch fall. That tells me they like sunlight, Could they be immature stages of a Exida of some sort, or for that manner maybe some kind of a lichen. There not to far from where I am staying so as soon as I become un-snowed in, hopefully they will be there where I left them. Thanks for all the help.

I did enlarge
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-01-31 08:05:04 PST (-0800)

the second picture and saw something looking like gills in the upper right cluster :-)
But the shape reminds more of Holwaya mucida.

No gills
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2010-01-31 07:42:06 PST (-0800)

This is rubbery like an exidia but not as rubbery. I squished one in my hands. As soon as the snow alows I’ll go back and retrieve some for the scope. Did you look at the enlarged image?

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-01-31 02:21:04 PST (-0800)

How close did you look at this yourself..? I suspect that it has GILLS!
→ Resupinatus/Hohenbuehelia

i have serious doubt
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2010-01-30 10:32:54 PST (-0800)
as to this being a Dacrymyces. I have never seen it black but only some shade of yellow or orange. The stool like appearance looks similar to some of the Dacrymyces but I don’t like to put fungus sp. because we all know it is a fungus. dah, so I went with that and a low vote As far as it being a Bulgaria I thought they where smooth on the surface. if you blow up image 75370 http://mushroomobserver.org/image/show_original/76370?obs=32950&seq_key=974247 there are fine granules on the top of this. Other Bulgaria images i have seen do not have such granulas that I can detect.
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-01-30 10:05:12 PST (-0800)

But not Dacrymyces, of course.. Bulgaria/Holwaya something?

By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2010-01-30 09:45:45 PST (-0800)

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