Observation 98517: Ductifera pululahuana (Pat.) Wells
When: 2012-06-27
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Abundant clusters on a log. Microscopic examination of a crush mount of the rubbery flesh shows many globular cells and some long twisted cells that stain strongly orange in Melzer’s. Spores form singly at end of long cells. Brightfield, Interference Contrast and Phase Contrast images attached.

This is the first Tremella I’ve examined this closely.

Species Lists


Abundant cluster of a white jelly fungus.
Long twisted cells stain in Melzer’s.
DIC image of sinlgly forming spores.
DIC image of globular and long cells (unstained).
Phase Contrast image of globular cells.

Proposed Names

-27% (1)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Mushrooms of North America by Roger Phillips
Based on microscopic features: Spores 9-11 microns, oval with depression (bean shaped.
94% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: On wood
Based on microscopic features: Spores 9-12 × 4.5-7 µ; sausage shaped, Gloeocystidia

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Ductifera pululahuana looks correct.
By: Linas Kudzma (baravykas)
2012-06-27 22:21:24 CDT (-0400)

I agree with the name Ductifera pululahuana. I was unaware of this species and the features fit better.

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