Observation 57571: Sarcodontia setosa (Pers.) Donk

When: 2010-10-30

Collection location: Tallman State Park, New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: damon brunette (damonbrunette)

No specimen available


[admin – Sun Nov 14 14:14:01 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Tallman state park, NY’ to ‘Tallman State Park, New York, USA

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Recognized by sight: This was found in damp leaf litter on the twigs of pine, and sweetgum seeds. It look to have pretty long ‘spines?’ that were golden yellow. The perimeter was cottony white. Dont know if pseudomerulius aureaus is a possiblility?
79% (1)
Recognized by sight: yellow teeth, reddish brown in KOH. Dries to a horny consistency. This species is often on apple, but occurs on other hardwoods too.

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could this be Phanerochaete chrysorhiza?
By: Jason Karakehian (Jason Karakehian)
2010-11-28 23:49:40 CST (-0500)

Damon, P. chrysorhiza is in Bessette p 401 and p. 437. Also it’s on Tom Volk’s fungi of the month http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/may97.html. But your specimen doesn’t seem to have the rhizomorphs. -Jason

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By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-11-05 09:37:15 CST (-0500)
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-11-04 11:43:04 CST (-0500)

How were you able to get such steady photos?

Thanks tom, i did the KOH
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2010-10-31 12:54:36 CST (-0500)

test and it came up red/brown. So i will look in that family, i suppose there are others to consider. The OB you have here looks like such larger spines, and as you said consistent with apple orchards. Just for future reference, i have see mycoacia uda several times, but it tiny… maybe im confusing it with something else?

I suspect it’s either….
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2010-10-31 00:12:49 CDT (-0400)

Sarcodontia setosa, Mycoacia uda, or one of their close relatives. They probably both belong in Phlebia anyway. Hard to tell without microscopy, although Sarcodontia does turn red with a drop of KOH

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