Observation 62919: Coriolopsis gallica (Fr.) Ryvarden
When: 2011-01-29
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found on a beach, growing on a cottonwood log. Caps leathery, 3-5 cm. Thin pore layer. Flesh brown.

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Tossed it
By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2011-02-02 19:44:29 MST (-0700)

… without feeling bad. Thanks, Dimitar!

Difficult to work with
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2011-02-02 12:37:57 MST (-0700)

Sava, I find the Polypores the toughest to work with. The Basidia are small and hard to find – in all cases you need a young fruitbody. An old Rule of Thumb is – if you can’t see spores then you might as well toss it.

D.
Microscopy
By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2011-02-02 02:08:01 MST (-0700)

Thanks, Darvin. I struggled tonight, but couldn’t see much under the scope. I pinched tiny specks from the hymenium, but was able to find only three spores, if they are spores at all [pics]. No basidia, cystidia; only hyphae, all looking the same, no clamp connections. So, I’m afraid this will remain a “Fungi sp.”.

Needs microscopy
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2011-01-30 09:32:11 MST (-0700)

Gloeophyllum protractum is an idea to look into. It can fruit on decorticated Populus.

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