Observation 66804: Tulasnella violea (Quél.) Bourdot & Galzin

When: 2011-05-02

Collection location: Cranberry Lake, Westchester, New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: damon brunette (damonbrunette)

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your use of the taxon
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-05-04 05:44:46 CEST (+0200)

was the first I’d heard of it, which puts me in no position to confirm or deny its validity.

those teeth look like they even outrank Trichaptum. massive things, they are.

aye, a true naturalist indeed. would love to see a field guide outlined just like that.

don’t worry. while you were neglecting family, i was neglecting work, and right in front of the boss… on his computer! good thing we’re pretty laid back around here. god forbid I get a job that doesn’t allow for intermittent MO fixes throughout the day.

By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-05-04 04:51:58 CEST (+0200)

Website is sick.

By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-05-04 04:16:07 CEST (+0200)

didnt mean strereum, trichaptum…so that being said Switz vol 2 said that polypores are a host for this.I wouldnt be surprised that there are not myriad images of this on other polypores.

Dont know whether to thank you for the Flickr link, or let you know that it will detract me from several hours of family time! Family unhappy about this.. Wow, never came across this. True naturalist!

Do you think this may not be Tulasnella?

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-05-04 03:58:22 CEST (+0200)

What about all the teeth?

As for T. violea hosts/fungal substrates, I can only find photographic evidence of Daedalea quercina:


here’s an interesting set of handwritten notes and accompanying photographs:

Fun fact: MycoBank lists the habitat & ecology as being both saprotrophic and orchid endomycorrhizal.

By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-05-03 06:59:57 CEST (+0200)

Danny, you’re right, it definitely was spreading on the stereum as well. I cant say if that is a viable substrate for this or not. Ill look when i get back home.

does this name
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-05-03 04:24:46 CEST (+0200)

apply to the toothed shelves too?

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