Observation 88259: Tubifera montana Leontyev, Schnittler et S.L. Stephenson
When: 2012-02-25
Herbarium specimen reported
0 Sequences

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201213
interior white and webby, pulled apart a bit.
201214
interior white and webby, pulled apart a bit.
201328
spores round, reticulate to spiny. 6-8 microns.
201329
spores misshapen in mass, pops back to round when dispersed.

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight: not sure if this is even fungal…a composite ball on wood; this is just a piece of it. total diameter around 6 cm.
-22% (2)
Recognized by sight: Spores that are spiny are a better match.
Tao
56% (1)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight: The Tubifera we have here in California is usually Tubifera montana and is orange when forming as opposed to red as in Tubifera ferruginosa which is usually from the Rocky Mountains to the east coast.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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I know beans about Tubifera
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-02-22 09:48:11 CST (-0600)

so have at it, and vote as your greater knowledge dictates!

the “spiny” spores…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-03-15 10:56:54 CDT (-0500)

were probably just reticulate spores where only the edges of the reticulum were in focus at the margin.

Over-all form of this fruiting body is a much better match to Tubifera ferruginosa; it was a large fat semi-circle of compressed elongated individuals components, growing on wood, and with extensive pale, multi-chambered context beneath. What I show here is merely a small section of the whole.

Byrain
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2012-03-14 21:25:59 CDT (-0500)

I changed my proposed name back to Tubifera, as I blew up Deb’s spores and that looks closer. Whatever the case, these two genus’ should be looked at in the field closer. Thanks for pointing out. As to your OB, I have yet to run across something like that. It looks like unfavorable conditions mutated it out of the norm.

damonbrunette
By: Byrain
2012-03-14 21:07:37 CDT (-0500)

What do you think of observation 87878? It also had spiny/reticulated spores.

thanks Timm
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-02-27 10:02:59 CST (-0600)

I agree that Tubifera ferruginosa is a best match. This fruit body was dark red/brown when collected, and browned a bit more after handling and a night in my fridge.

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