Observation 56744: Punctularia subhepatica (Berk.) Hjortstam
When: 2010-10-18
Herbarium specimen reported
0 Sequences

Notes:
This is a purple crust fungi growing on wood.

Pics of the fresh specimen will be uploaded when I find them.

Species Lists

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Dried sample
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Interesting bumpy blue thing
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This one has an interestingly shaped spore
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Interesting bumpy blue thing
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Interesting bumpy blue thing
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Proposed Names

-20% (2)
Recognized by sight
Based on microscopic features: Lacing metuloid cystidia and the spores are the wrong color
20% (2)
Eye3
Used references: http://www.mycobank.org/...
Based on microscopic features: Spore color, laco fo ornamentation and shape matches
28% (1)
Recognized by sight

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another update
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-03-03 11:21:01 PST (-0800)

the older, better name is P. subhepatica, according to Dr. Karen Nakasone, to whom any collections of this sp. should be sent for analysis and comparison. She is actively researching Punctularia.

update
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-02-19 13:25:18 PST (-0800)

see conversation at Observation 198256. The broken bits of encrusted hyphae, lack of a distinct hymenium, and strongly truncated ends of the spores shown in these micrographs would seem to indicate this is asexual material.

The asexual characters of Punctularia atropurpurascens as described and illusratated by Elia Martini (https://www.aphyllo.net/spec.php?id=1141900), combined with those of these two descriptions appear to be a promising match for this material and a whole host of similar, mis- or unidentified observations on the site.

Chondrostereum purpureum????
By: else
2010-10-28 11:27:55 PDT (-0700)

probably a dumb idea, but could this be Chondrostereum purpureum?
did you smell it?
the spores look like conidia, not basidiospores.

crappy name change
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2010-10-28 10:37:50 PDT (-0700)

there is only one species in Terana. I can’t get to the literature to see if Adans. designated a type species for his genus. Regardless, it’s a name change based on pretty tenuous grounds.

In any case, your fungus is not something I recognize, but definitely NOT T. caerulea or P. caeruleum. The lack of definitive microscopic characters is surprising for a corticioid fungus, which are usually loaded with characters. Oh well.

Terana caerulea
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2010-10-27 15:09:37 PDT (-0700)

Terana caerulea is the new name for Pulcherricium caeruleum.

I dunno
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2010-10-26 15:41:45 PDT (-0700)

Hi Alan. The fruiting body looks vaguely like Phanerochaete crassa, but I don’t see metuloid cystidia or the right color spores. I am unfamiliar with Terana caerulea. Sorry.

Created: 2010-10-26 15:23:15 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2017-03-03 14:25:55 PST (-0800)
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