Observation 352635: Amylocorticium Pouzar

Growing on a Pinus strobus log. Associated with a brown rot. Drying to a dingy yellow. Odor not distinctive. Releasing brownish oil droplets in Melzer’s reagent. Monomitic with clamped generative hyphae. Subicular hyphae brown. Hymenial hyphae hyaline. Cystidia hyphoid and abundant, leptocystidia. Basidia 4-sterigmate. Spores strongly amyloid, smooth and thin-walled, many sticking together in clusters of 2 to 4. Spore measurements: (5.3) 5.5 – 7.3 (7.9) × (1.9) 2 – 2.7 (2.9) µm, Q = (2.2) 2.3 – 3.4 (3.9); N = 30, Me = 6.3 × 2.3 µm; Qe = 2.8

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DSC_8254 Spores at 400x in Melzer's.JPG
DSC_8285 Clamped hymenial hyphae at 400x in Melzer's.JPG
DSC_8288 Basidia, cystidia and spores at 400x in Melzer's.JPG
DSC_8293 Cystidia and spores at 400x in Melzers.JPG
DSC_8305 Oil drroplets being released at 100x in Melzer's.JPG
DSC_8312 Basidia, hymenial hyphae and spores at 400x in Melzers.JPG
DSC_8317 Cystidia, spores and basidia at 400x in Melzers.JPG
DSC_8318 Subicular hyphae, spores and other structures at 400x in Melzers.JPG

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight
-29% (1)
Used references: Bernicchia, A., & Gorjón, S. P. (2010). Corticiaceae sl Cadusso.
Julich, W., & Stalpers, J. A. (1980). The resupinate non-poroid Aphyllophorales of the temperate northern hemisphere. North-Holland Publishing Company.
Ginns, J. (1998). Genera of the North American Corticiaceae sensu lato. Mycologia, 1-35.
Ginns, J., & Lefebvre, M. N. L. (1993). Lignicolous Corticioid Fungi (Basidiomycota) of North America. Mycologia Memoir No. 19
Rogers, D. P., & Jackson, H. S. (1943). Notes on the synonymy of some North American Thelephoraceae and other resupinates.
Based on microscopic features
48% (2)
Recognized by sight

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