Observation 25297: Sebacina sparassoidea (Lloyd) P. Roberts

When: 2009-09-14

Collection location: Cranberry Wilderness, Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Eddee (eddeeee)

No specimen available

Found growing next to a utility pole in a gravel area where there are Public Restrooms. Several clumps where coming from the ground.



Proposed Names

61% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: found on ground next o restrooms/
Used references: Mushrooms of West Virgina and Central Appalachians. by W C Roody page 455
57% (1)
Recognized by sight

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Yes, same species.
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-09-15 23:23:56 PDT (-0700)

Yes, this is the same as T. reticulata. When I found one of these in the east, I had a short conversation with P. Roberts about this. He had done some research on Tramella species, and there was an obvious big break, where some were parasitic on Stereum and others were mycorrhizal on the ground. He split the genus on this, and the genus Tramella should now only be parasitic jellies, and Sebacina are mycorrhizal jellies. I have a copy of the paper somewhere around here, I forget the ref., I could look it up later.

So, this is a better new name for T. reticulata, I think it is already in the system as such.

Tremella reticulata?
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-09-15 22:15:40 PDT (-0700)

P. 455 in Roody is Tremella reticulata. Are you calling these the same species?

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