When: 2009-03-07

Collection location: Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Kathy Gee (Katfish)

No specimen available

I think Dacrymyces, but not sure which.

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-1% (2)
Recognized by sight: the color, texture, and substrate looks right, but the shape of the lobes seems a little off.
60% (2)
Recognized by sight: growing on coniferous wood, right?
15% (2)
Recognized by sight: stereum was also growing on this log (Kathy sent the photo to me privately).
aurantia also has a more matte surface, whereas mesenterica looks wet or greasy.

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you are right Irene, it does look like conifer wood.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-03-31 18:18:55 CDT (-0400)

and my “stereum” is prob. just a washed-out, purple-bottomed in youth Trichaptum. Of course, if Kathy had collected any of this it could be easily solved at the microscope…;)

I’m not sure about the host range of Tremella aurantia
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-03-31 15:07:27 CDT (-0400)

I thought it should grow on hardwoods, parasiting Stereum hirsutum?
Anyway, I still think this is coniferous wood.

lovely fruit bodies; any other fungi (parchments or crusts) on that log with them?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-03-30 19:01:18 CDT (-0400)