Observation 54542: Pluteus Fr.
When: 2009-01-11
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing on elderly shelves of Rigidoporus microporus

Dried specimen obtainable with permission from el Herbario Nacional de Bolivia

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Recognized by sight: Only so long as Pluteus have been known to exhibit mycotrophic tendencies.

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-02-22 14:05:13 CST (-0500)

that site is down more than 50% of the time anyway

URL’s are broken
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-02-22 02:53:40 CST (-0500)

Maybe something to do with the %61

mycokey images
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-02-22 01:24:30 CST (-0500)

it would appear so
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-10-03 19:32:14 CDT (-0400)

but I can’t say for sure.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-10-03 19:27:54 CDT (-0400)

Were the mushrooms in observation 54659 growing on the same wood that the R. microporus was growing out of?

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-10-03 17:47:59 CDT (-0400)
re: wow
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-10-03 16:44:40 CDT (-0400)

Only on the shelves. Though R. microporus typically consists of one thin (~4mm thick) lateral protrusion (see http://mushroomobserver.org/54448), these certainly have some heft to them. But these Pluteus are along the very thin edges as much as they are anywhere else.

Re: both earlier comments
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-10-03 16:00:42 CDT (-0400)

Re: uploads — it is nice to see others recognizing that. You can still require money for commercial uses of your images, or (as I’ve chosen to do) permit that if any modified versions of the images will be made available to others as freely.

Consider, too, that credited use anywhere prominent boosts your reputation as a photographer. In turn that can become money — photographers that make much money don’t tend to do so by selling copies of the photos they took but by being hired by someone else to take pictures, and a reputation for taking good photos goes a long way there. As for uncredited use — well, the Internet has a way of sussing out cases of plagiarism and giving good publicity to whoever’s work was good enough for someone to want to steal and bad publicity to the plagiarist.

Re: wow

I am unsure this Pluteus is colonizing other fungi. Conks have a woody consistency and grow from wood, which Pluteus also eats. The Pluteus fungus may inhabit the same wood that had the conk fungus, and when it decided to fruit, in burrowing out to the surface it went right through the wood-ish conks and then found a large level expanse of surface above it, ideal for siting agaric-form mushrooms, hence erupting from the tops of the conks. Were any growing directly from the wood as well?

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-10-03 11:09:27 CDT (-0400)

I have never seen Pluteus colonize other fungi! And in such quantity as well- that is some impressive caespitose fruiting.

bad uploads
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-10-03 07:44:14 CDT (-0400)

i had originally intended to upload less than full resolution images until noticing that my dinky image resizing utility had done a miserable job at maintaining image quality achieved in post production. my hesitations (few though they were) about making full res images freely available has melted away in the process. the site will benefit more from a collection of as-high-as-possible quality images than those which a copyright holder reluctantly relinquishes, downgraded and/or watermarked, lest one’s blessed originals escape out on to the internet without due remuneration.

short answer: all replaced images and all new ones to come are full resolution.

What happened to the images on all of these??
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-10-02 18:49:01 CDT (-0400)

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