When: 2009-01-24

Collection location: Mendocino, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ryane Snow (snowmam)

No specimen available

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Proposed Names

65% (4)
Recognized by sight: found on dead tanoak ~6 miles from coast
27% (1)
Recognized by sight: Scurfy on the outside, scattered warts on the upper surface

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Bulgaria inquinans?
By: Ryane Snow (snowmam)
2009-01-27 09:49:09 CST (+0800)

I apologize for not taking a sample and checking it out under the scope. I’m pretty positive that we are dealing with an ascomycete and it sure looks like B. inquinans. See for a comparison: http://www.aphotofungi.com/...

Maybe Bulgaria
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-01-27 04:38:21 CST (+0800)

Your’e right Christian, there aren’t that many warts visible here (if it’s warts I see), and the way these fruitbodies grow, scattered over a trunk, is more like the growth of Bulgaria. The spore colour should tell what it is.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-01-27 03:17:11 CST (+0800)

Why depart from Bulgaria inquinans? Pictures of E. truncata show distinct ‘pimples’ on each fruitbody:

As for the scurf on the outer surface, few fruitbodies in this picture are oriented to show this character, and the ones that do don’t seem out of the ordinary (especially if they dried at all, as Deb suggested).

good call, Irene and Darv.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-01-27 02:00:59 CST (+0800)

I had no idea there was a B. inquinans lookalike; quite different when you do side-by-side comparisons on google.

what other species of Bulgaria might these be?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-01-26 23:34:09 CST (+0800)

and wouldn’t dry weather cause those caps to wrinkle? sounds like none were collected, anyway…

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-01-26 23:07:16 CST (+0800)

Compared to the fern, these look very small and some have a wrinkled hymenium. This would be a good one to check with a scope as they might be a different species.