Observation 19850: Peniophora Cooke

When: 2009-03-28

Collection location: Royalston, Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: Noah Siegel (Noah)

Specimen available

this very thin crust was growing on the undersides of small branches of Acer saccharum (Sugar Maple)

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-1% (2)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
53% (1)
Recognized by sight: Several Peniophora species typically grow on the underside of small branches. They often crack into polygonal patterns. Seems like a bad place to grow. eh? Too dry most of the time? But the hymenophore (spore bearing surface)can revive every time it rains. This increases the spore-bearing surface area over time rather than space. extremely efficient. Near Impossible to tell which species without microscopy.

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