Observation 89357: Phleogena faginea (Fr.) Link

When: 2012-03-12

Collection location: Sewickley, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ann B. (Ann F. Berger)

No specimen available

Found on standing, debarked trunk of yellow poplar, Liriodendron tulipifera.
2-4 mm tall, stalk is pitted and same color as trunk of tree. Dark brown spore mass. Spores resemble platelets.

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Recognized by sight
27% (1)
Recognized by sight: only problem is that those spores do not look mxyo like
56% (1)
Recognized by sight

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Well, that’s a relief! Thanks, Walt.
By: Ann B. (Ann F. Berger)
2012-03-15 17:38:02 PDT (-0700)
Now if someone will just tell me how to sound out that name…
By: Ann B. (Ann F. Berger)
2012-03-15 08:58:24 PDT (-0700)
By: Ann B. (Ann F. Berger)
2012-03-15 08:57:17 PDT (-0700)

I would never have guessed these were not myxo’s! Great call, and thank you for your input, Dan, and yours Damon and Paul.

By: Paul Sadowski (pabloski)
2012-03-15 08:07:16 PDT (-0700)

I would have taken these to be a slime mold, but I didn’t find it in any of my books. So Roger’s Mushrooms says it is a jelly fungus related to Auricularia! That would explain the spores.

Good eye dan, i knew id seen them on here before.
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2012-03-15 06:21:38 PDT (-0700)

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