Observation 92958: Dacryopinax spathularia (Schwein.) G.W. Martin

When: 2012-04-18

Collection location: Kahite Trail, Vonore, Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

35.0° 84.0°

Who: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)

Specimen available

This was growing on treated wood from an outdoor deck (not the wood from the photograph). The specimen was rehydrated and placed on that surface so that it could be photographed easily. These are very small, the entire cluster is 1 cm, each lobe is about 1-2mm thick and about 3-4mm wide.

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Still looking for basidia
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-04-20 20:20:25 CDT (-0400)

Having trouble finding the basidia, I found spores still attached to the basidia but couldn’t make out any detail about the basidia. Spores have turned out actually to be ellipsoid rather than globose. I think Dacryopinax spathularia might be a possibility because you can make out a spatula shape on a couple of the fruitbodies, also its preference for growing on structural wood, and spore characters are consistent.

look for basidia
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-04-19 12:26:10 CDT (-0400)


I will update this with better microscopy
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-04-19 07:17:29 CDT (-0400)

I don’t think there is enough here to go on at the moment.

Created: 2012-04-18 20:03:58 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2012-04-22 20:21:36 CDT (-0400)
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