Observation 2397: Dacrymyces chrysospermus Berk. & M.A. Curtis

When: 2007-02-10

Collection location: Salt Point State Park, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Darvin DeShazer (darv)

No specimen available

Notes:
Dr. Orson K. Miller once said that a good field character to separate Dacrymyces from Tremella is the presence of a white point of attachment in Dacrymyces. After years of looking for this character, I find that it is usually hard to observe, but these photos show it well. An easier method of separating them is Dacrymyces is always on conifers and Tremella is on hardwoods because the host it is parasitizing, Stereum, grows on hardwoods.

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