Observation 89940: Holwaya mucida (Schulzer) Korf & Abawi

When: 2011-09-11

Collection location: Ambridge, Beaver Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ann B. (Ann F. Berger)

No specimen available

3-5 mm Black stems with bluish to whitish, translucent spore mass. Other stems were thicker and fading from black to brown, with the spore mass becoming irregularly shaped, somewhat like a molar tooth. These were growing between the rows of bark on a fallen Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera).

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: Asexual fruit bodies shown here are sometimes called Crinula calciiformis.
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Used references: shroomydan

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Holwaya mucida
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-03-18 15:24:18 PDT (-0700)

also likes Basswood but in Pa. it is most common in Sept.& Oct.

I’d love to see this species.
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2012-03-18 15:14:58 PDT (-0700)

I’ll be in PA in June and July, and there’s plenty of Tulip Poplar around Lancaster. I will keep my eyes out…

By: Ann B. (Ann F. Berger)
2012-03-18 14:41:35 PDT (-0700)

Thank you, shroomydan! I was stumped for months on this. I guess it’s no longer acceptable to call it Crinula calciiformis…

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