Observation 70969: Hydnophlebia chrysorhiza (Torr.) Parmasto

When: 2011-06-26

Collection location: Rock Creek Regional Park, Montgomery Co., Maryland, USA [Click for map]

Who: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)

No specimen available

My daughter Maya found this while patiently waiting for me to make a discovery…, Bright orange cordons in moist leaf litter munching on lignin.

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Yes, it is.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-01-30 10:53:38 MST (-0700)

Found this in North Carolina some years ago too.

Tom, thanks for your comment,
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-07-05 19:47:11 MDT (-0600)

and thanks for keeping the page on your website up! Today is the first day I have seen it, and it reads as if it were written yesterday. I will post a photo of crust fungi of same name but slightly different location. The link to Messiah College seems to have something amiss…,

Sorry Tom!
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-07-04 20:20:36 MDT (-0600)
I forgot to add your page to the references. Fungus of the Month is where I first learned about this mushroom!
some coprinus have similar looking mycelia.
By: Jonathan M
2011-07-04 20:19:12 MDT (-0600)
definitely P. chrysosporium
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2011-07-04 20:15:32 MDT (-0600)

these are the rhizomorphs (more correctly called cordons because the hyphae are not differentiated into a rind and internal cells). They are relatively common in the summer. the fruiting body starts to form n late summer. It is the same color orange, a resupinate (crust) fungus with 1-2 mm teeth. One of my favorite crust fungi

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