Observation 51344: Crepidotus calolepis (Fr.) P. Karst.

When: 2010-08-10

Collection location: Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available

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Well, things are different in the west….
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-08-26 12:52:35 CDT (-0400)

I think the growth on aspen thing doesn’t work in the western US. The stuff I’ve seen in Cali. that I’ve id’ed as C. mollis (with the scope and multiple sources no less), grow on all sorts of hardwoods. I’ve seen them on live oak, tan oak, and CA bay. They all have the dark brown surface hyphae, and looking at the details, they really should be all called some variation of Crepidotus calolepis.

But then again, it depends on which author you really want to follow… some say it’s all C. mollis. I guess we can go with – make sure it is a viscid and rubbery Crep., then if it has the deep brown surface hyphae, go with C. calolepis, if it has lightly tan to unpigmented surface hyphae, go with C. mollis.

sure, why not?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-08-26 10:47:19 CDT (-0400)
The question is
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-08-26 02:44:01 CDT (-0400)

mollis or calolepis?
What kind of tree is it growing on? If it’s aspen, I’d vote for calolepis.

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