When: 2009-10-12

Collection location: Geneva, Switzerland [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

No specimen available

Found and id’ed by others at the SMG meeting.

Ok, I am pretty sure this is what they called this at the meeting, but notes get a little confused here… This thing was very rubbery, in pretty much all ways. Pretty weird thing, I hadn’t seen anything like it, but some people there didn’t seem to surprised to see it come in.

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: a common species, and definitely not Pseudomerulius aureus

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Odd, me odd?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-10-21 01:42:32 CDT (-0500)

Odd, comments from me odd? I wouldn’t think so… well, sometimes perhaps. But, yup, never seen anything like it. But then again, we don’t have birch forests in California, the only birch you see there is as singular ornamental trees in some people’s front yards. The hardwoods of California, many of them are only in California, or just the west coast.

But I guess I don’t get out much, or perhaps I just have a very limited experience with mushrooms, which is probably true. I’ve only rubbed up against a couple thousand species, only a few 100 thousand more species to go! Good to know there is still common weird stuff out there to come up against from time to time.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-10-21 01:30:57 CDT (-0500)

Removing the first suggested name (Pseudomerulius aureus) makes the following comments a bit odd.. In comparison with that, Merulius tremellosus is common and grows on many kinds of hardwoods, particularly on birch.

Ok, good…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-10-20 16:54:20 CDT (-0500)

Ok, I thought I had the name a little wrong there… Common? I’ve never seen anything like it before… weird.