When: 2017-06-16

Collection location: Fauquier Co., Virginia, USA [Click for map]

3.5134°N 113.2031°E -16m [Click for map]

Who: SMoubray

No specimen available

Found on bark on firewood. Possibly oak. Initially I thought it was paint. It was so bright and vivid after a rain.
Ammonia caused to lighten to a yellowish. A few small pieces of wood with fungus put in a few tablespoons of ammonia turned the liquid very yellow pretty quickly. The color is accurate. The brightest photos were taken just after a rain. Originally found 6/2/17. All but one photo taken on observation date.

Close ups show that it’s toothed and some teeth have two points like a wishbone.

The entire piece of bark is shown and is approximately 12" long. If rubbed, the bright orange/red color transfers.

It’s very thin and not rubbery feeling. It cannot be peeled off of the bark.

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Recognized by sight: Martin Livezey
28% (1)
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Love the color
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2017-06-18 12:22:36 PDT (-0700)

Kuo states that KOH is negative on all surfaces of S. ochraceum. If correct, Shellie’s notes on this sample turning yellow would eliminate this species name from consideration. Kuo also notes what to me are unique microscopic elements which, if present, would put S. ochraceum back under consideration: quote, “Skeletocystidia cylindric to subfusiform; 4-10 µ wide; arising from the spine trama and usually projecting beyond the basidia; thick-walled; usually substantially encrusted. Context dimitic.”

Here is a link to Google images for Hydnophlebia, which appear consistent with Shellie’s find.

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