Observation 14634: Mollisia (Fr.) P. Karst.

When: 2008-11-21

Collection location: Petaluma, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Darvin DeShazer (darv)

No specimen available

On oak.

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Mollisia spec., not ligni
By: Andreas Gminder (mollisia)
2009-06-03 05:52:18 PDT (-0700)

this is a Mollisia spec., but not Mollisia ligni which has a iod-negative porus reaction. The species in Fungi of Switzerland named M. ligni is a misidentification. This one is called M. “pyrenopezizoides” nom. prov. in my provisional key. Macroscopically M. ligni is a dark species with a velvety, dark brown exterior. Ecologically M. ligni is a xerotolerant species, restricted to hardwood in dry and windy places, often on branches still attached to the tree.

thanks for posting these Darv…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-11-27 07:11:45 PST (-0800)

I see these tiny circles on downed oak all the time, but can never remember what they are called…

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