Observation 69739: Gloiodon occidentalis Ginns
When: 2011-06-20
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Apparently growing on rotting (probably conifer) wood alongside trail.

Difficult to locate basidia, but those found seemed to be two-spored. Did not find thickened hyphae. Did not stain in KOH.

Collected 18 June 2011.

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-11% (3)
Recognized by sight: on bark? lotsa weird non-vascular plants in Alaska…this looks like one of them.
61% (2)
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unlikely to be a slime mold
By: Kitty LaBounty (kitty labounty)
2011-06-21 12:13:12 CDT (-0400)

I don’t believe it is a slime mold, the structure isn’t changing much in the dehydrator and I’m guessing that a slime mold wouldn’t hold up to drying quite so well. thanks for the comments

Surely a chocolate tube slime or something similar, no?
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-06-20 20:52:08 CDT (-0400)

Doesn’t look lichenized to me (nor like any of the lichen genera I’ve ever heard of).

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By: Kitty LaBounty (kitty labounty)
2011-06-20 18:01:34 CDT (-0400)

Did not appear to be on bark- but rather rotting underlying wood. Sectioned collection and did not notice algal layer, but will look more. Thanks for the suggestion.

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