Observation 84641: Scytinostromella heterogenea (Bourdot & Galzin) Parmasto

Grown on aspen. Faint but pleasant sweetish smell.

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Used references: Corticiaceae of Northern Europe 8 volumes
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This species has a very distinctive character
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2011-12-14 17:52:11 CST (-0500)

it has really prominent beautiful lamprocystidia, very long, thick-walled, heavily encrusted. I would love to provide scope pics but I have no tubus for that. Maybe in the future I can if I have enough money to buy some and a better camera. Moreover, the species’ consistency is also a good feature, look at it magnified and you know what I mean. Furthermore this faint but distinctive smell sometimes like in this find stronger sometimes weaker. There are some other features as well but to be firm in Corticiaceae you need a lot of work to do first and years of consistent training. I am doing them for about ten years now and they are my faves besides the boletes. But very often you do not come to a final conclusion for there are for sure many undescribed species here. Or species complexes which are in desperate need of being detected and described as new.

By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2011-12-14 17:28:19 CST (-0500)

Include more of the details in the obs. please. And what featured pushed you to what part of the Corticeacea (how do I spell that?) book. And any photos from the scope that you might have, that would help. And for each of these crust obs. you just posted.

I’ve just collect a few crusts here in California, and I need to start looking at them in more detail, and go through that crust book too. At some point…

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