Observation 25575: Serpula lacrymans (Wulfen) J. Schröt.

When: 2009-09-07

Collection location: San Leandro, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Michael Wood (mykoweb)

Specimen available

The ‘dry rot’ fungus was growing in my wine cellar. When I first saw it, I thought Meruliporia incrassata, but upon closer inspection, it is NOT pored. It is also not meruliloid like Serpula. The sections I have mounted are immature, except for areas where there is a bluish grey mold.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:05:31 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘San Leandro, CA, USA’ to ‘San Leandro, California, USA

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By: Jonathan M
2009-09-26 10:24:44 EDT (-0400)

That not really good then hopefully I just have some black mold(JUST KIDDING)

A very dangerous wood-rotting specialist!
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-09-26 10:09:57 EDT (-0400)

That causes enormous damages year for year in houses and basements …

By: Michael Wood (mykoweb)
2009-09-25 18:52:01 EDT (-0400)

It’s rotting the wooden wine racks. I would really rather NOT have several hundred bottle loose their supporting structure!

What wrong with that?
By: Jonathan M
2009-09-25 17:57:55 EDT (-0400)

I don’t know this specie but you don’t seem to like it presence… why?

I fear it IS Serpula lacrymans…
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-09-25 15:11:13 EDT (-0400)
Nice golden droplets…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-09-23 03:51:59 EDT (-0400)

Wow, that stuff grew up fast, and it is taking over. Obviously trying to get at the wine, who can blame them.

The golden red drops are neat. Fistulina hepatica has been shown to ooze drops like that from the mycellium, not sure if that helps…

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