Observation 86835: Lentaria Corner
When: 2011-09-17
(38.53° 78.15° )
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Ground-fruiting coral.

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The third image shows three of these fruiting bodies, plus a very small one on the right. The first image shows one of them in situ, and one of the others picked and posed on its side next to it.
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The third image shows three of these fruiting bodies, plus a very small one on the right. The first image shows one of them in situ, and one of the others picked and posed on its side next to it.

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Danny, I can NOT confirm that it
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2012-06-21 12:52:39 CDT (-0400)

was fruiting on wood. Martin correctly pointed out that there were a lot of little sticks in and on the substrate but my Notes in the observation say “ground-fruiting coral” so if it was attached to wood, I did not notice it.

I did not collect a specimen (the photos were taken before I joined MO).

I was out at the site where the photos were taken last weekend looking around, but the hyphae were hiding.

Penny

Penny
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-06-20 19:05:48 CDT (-0400)

can you confirm, unequivocally, that this was growing on wood and only wood? it looks debatable from the first photo.

do you still have this? can you scope it? there are a handful of possibilities which I (another rank amateur) might have a sliver of luck differentiating between with microcharacters in hand.

Thanks Martin!
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2012-01-24 21:04:27 CST (-0500)
Now this is believable!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-01-24 18:43:07 CST (-0500)

It looks to me like both in the first picture can be generally appraised as growing on wood. If not accepted as visibly connected, the fodder is very rich in little sticks. Why don’t you propose this name for your find, provisionally of course.

Actually it seems to have
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2012-01-24 17:09:40 CST (-0500)

much in common with Lentaria, particularly this one:

http://mushroomobserver.org/image/show_image/110003?q=BD2g

I do not know if it was growing from wood or not.

I’m on summit of Changbaishan,
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2012-01-23 20:11:35 CST (-0500)

a volcano on the China – North Korea border. That’s N. Korea on the other side of the crater lake. I’ll see if I have any China mushroom photos from last summer worthy of the Fungal Kings.

So… what is the coral? It was fruiting during an enormous outbreak of Ramaria, Clavaria and other corals.

Penny

Comment almost eerily
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2012-01-23 19:39:38 CST (-0500)

similar to the thought I had about the two profile pictures here! You and Penny have seemed to crop each individual at what appears to be a summit of some sort.

One of them
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-01-23 14:18:42 CST (-0500)

on the right, is what I (rank amateur) would call telephoriod. But they are brown, not white. The one on the left is just kooky. I don’t remember seeing something like that before. You could always crop the photo to be a closeup of each individual. It might read better when you post it on MO and the fungal kings will weigh in.

I am on the west coast just south of Mendocino. That is the arm of my high school biology teacher who came on a foray with me.

What makes it
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2012-01-23 13:57:32 CST (-0500)

unusual? The skinny branches compared with other corals? I’ll look and see if I have other images of this type.

Penny

Definitely unusual!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-01-22 23:06:32 CST (-0500)

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