Observation 88309: Sporophagomyces K. Põldmaa & Samuels

When: 2012-02-27

Collection location: Egypt Valley Wildlife Area, Belmont Co., Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

Notes:
This white film was growing on the underside of the woody polypores in observation 88308.

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Host of the host
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-02-28 14:32:29 CST (-0600)

Perenniporia fraxinophila, maybe. P.rimosus does not have large pores.

in that case
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-02-28 12:27:22 CST (-0600)

microscopy would be interesting to see.

a shame it’s not a partial veil, as I’ve been eager to read or hear something of substance on the subject of hemiangiocarpy in polypores for a long time now. no leads yet :/

partial veil
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2012-02-28 10:49:52 CST (-0600)

Partial veil was my first thought as well, except Phellinus rimosus does not have a partial veil, and the white film covers only parts of the pore surface, rather than the whole thing as would be expected from a partial veil. Webbing from worms or tiny spiders was another thought, but this film looks a bit too substantial to chalk up to insect or spider webs.

My best guess is a secondary parasitic fungus.

once
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-02-28 10:39:44 CST (-0600)

I found what seemed, by all outward appearances, to be a partial veil covering part of the hymenophore of a resupinate polypore:

http://mushroomobserver.org/obs/45618

could that be a possibility here? or did this film have a truly secondary fungus feel to it?

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