Resinicium bicolor
Farlow Herbarium, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) – BHI-F802

This corticioid specimen was found on Peddocks Island at the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area in early April, 2017 and was collected as part of the Boston Harbor Islands Fungal Biodiversity Inventory.

The specimen was dried in a food dehydrator at 95 ˚F for 7 hours. The dried specimen was analyzed microscopically on December 4, 2017.

Astrocystidia and halocystidia were present, indicating that this specimen belonged to the genus Resinicium. Spore shape, size, and other microscopic features confirm the identify of this fungus as Resinicium bicolor.

Spores were cylindrical, 4 × 8 µm.

Species Lists


Odontioid fruiting body
Cylindrical spores, 4 × 8 µm
4 sterigmate basidia
Fungal invader – maybe ascomycete parasite

Proposed Names

85% (1)
Used references: Nakasone (2007)
Based on microscopic features: Presence of astrocystidia and halocystidia, cylindrical spores 4 × 8 µm

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