Observation 48674: Thelephoraceae Chevall.

I am at a lost as to what family or better still guenus this belongs in. It has light brown/tan coloured spores which are globose with large, blunt, conical spines. Found under Leptospermum Scrub so could be mycorrhizal

Proposed Names

30% (2)
Recognized by sight: Would probably be closer to Polyozellus then Sarcodon. Whatever this is… Looks like Thelephoraceae anyway
63% (3)
Recognized by sight
-91% (2)
Recognized by sight

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By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2010-07-19 02:02:27 PDT (-0700)

Unfortunately my eye piece camera decided not to work this week with the software coming up with a strange and not very useful error! Will try to sort this out latter in the week.

I did not get it to work but found away around the problem with the camera

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-07-19 01:36:09 PDT (-0700)

Oh yes, I knew why they were low res, and I understand. That is why I asked rather than complained about the size. ;)

I just want(ed) to identify this thing. But I spent hours today looking, despite Noah’s insistance that it is in vain (because it is likely undescribed). I too figured I would come up empty handed, but I had to try.

I am at a complete loss here, but I would love to see these spores you are talking about. Any micrographs?

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By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2010-07-19 01:09:49 PDT (-0700)

Yes, the hymenium is smooth!

Sorry about the low res but I don’t agree with the copy write protection this site lacks!! Particularly when I am starting to see my images else ware on the net!

low res
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-07-18 16:56:58 PDT (-0700)

Just want to verify that the hymenium is smooth, correct?

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-07-18 08:33:28 PDT (-0700)

It is funny you should suggest that…

Though Boletopsis is the only genus in Bankeraceae that I can think of without spines for hymenium.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-07-18 04:36:21 PDT (-0700)

what about something related to Sarcodon? I know this doesn’t have spines, but… spores are right as is the stipe it’s just when you get to the funnel shaped cap with a smooth hymeninum…

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-07-18 02:11:28 PDT (-0700)

I was going to suggest Craterellus, but those spores are way off…

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