Observation 2552: Kretzschmaria deusta (Hoffm.) P.M.D. Martin

When: 2007-02-19

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

Who: Darvin DeShazer (darv)

No specimen available

An odd looking crust.

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Proposed Names

-28% (1)
Recognized by sight
12% (4)
Recognized by sight: It looks like the very young stage of the same thing we see in Wisconsin. As it matures it turns very dark with embedded perithecia.
64% (7)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Current name for Ustulina vulgaris.
-4% (3)
Recognized by sight: the bleeding is more evidence of Inonotus…definitely a polypore of sorts…
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Every one out there
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-04-04 16:23:18 CDT (-0500)

can bet it is … it is the imperfect stage seen in spring time

Every one out there
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-04-04 16:22:55 CDT (-0500)
By: Joshua Birkebak (Shua)
2009-04-04 16:14:09 CDT (-0500)

I have watched these colonies go from this greyish-imperfect stage to the black crustose sexual state in a couple of months! By fall this will have changed! As I said I have watched colonies just like this one over a few months and seen them turn into K. deusta!

An odd looking crust.
By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2009-04-04 01:25:52 CDT (-0500)

If I had found this I would be looking to call it an immature Bjerkandera adusta

Wrong Phylum
By: Jordan Zachritz (DrMcTreemie1)
2009-03-27 11:59:25 CDT (-0500)

This is definitely some sort of immature polypore, never will it develop perithecia and in no way is it an Ascomycete.

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