Observation 59983: Crustoderma Parmasto
When: 2010-11-28
No herbarium specimen

Proposed Names

-45% (2)
Recognized by sight
31% (2)
Recognized by sight
48% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: Corticiaceae s.l., Fungi Europaei Vol. 12
Based on microscopic features: Cystidia look similar and so do the spores.

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Eyes3 = Current consensus


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By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2010-12-03 21:44:58 GMT (+0000)

I did not see any green when I looked at this under the scope. I added the micrographs last night. I did see one thing that looked like a basidia but I am not 100% sure.

Fair enough
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-12-03 13:29:28 GMT (+0000)

…but I still don’t think it’s a lichen. I’ve never seen or heard of any like it, at least. Since you have a specimen, you can verify trivially: slice it open and look for algae. A green layer should be visible even at 10x or 30×. Certainly, a section should show green-filled cells at 1000×. Maybe you’ll find basidia instead.

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2010-12-03 07:29:52 GMT (+0000)

I do not think it is Stereum, its more of a crust. I have a sample if anyone wants it. I am not aware of any bright yellow Stereum. The color was striking.

By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-12-02 17:27:09 GMT (+0000)

Pretty sure this isn’t a lichen, at least.

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