Observation 34766: Exidia Fr.

When: 2010-02-28

Collection location: North Falmouth, Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: Nathan Wilson (nathan)

Specimen available


Proposed Names

18% (5)
Recognized by sight
53% (4)
Recognized by sight
-1% (3)
Recognized by sight: The sharp edges help distinguish this kind of jelly from Auricularia. This might not be T. foliacea, but it is something close to it.
-5% (2)
Recognized by sight: Dried out specimen with a scurfy outside and warts on the hymenium.

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By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-03-14 09:31:48 PDT (-0700)

Of course you must use the scope, it may well be different from the E. truncata I know. That’s why I haven’t chosen “I’d call it that”.
They have more substance at a fresh stage, but every Exidia shrink considerably on drying. Here’s another picture:

More images…
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2010-03-14 09:26:43 PDT (-0700)

I added more images to this observation since there is clearly more here to be discovered than I thought at first.

Got get this under a scope!
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2010-03-14 09:15:03 PDT (-0700)

But first I need to hunt down some chemicals. I gave them all away when I moved from LA since I was flying and the moving van didn’t want anything to do with stuff.

I see Dan’s point about Auricularia. It sure doesn’t look like any Exidia I’ve seen before. The species Irene pointed out, Exidia truncata, looks like it has substance. This was very thin fleshed.

Well. it’s not Auricularia
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-03-14 06:02:51 PDT (-0700)

I’ve posted quite a few obs of the same kind of mushroom in these photos, most under the name Tremella foliacea, which is probably wrong. I’ve also posted quite a few obs of wood ears. The wood ears have smooth rounded edges. These guys have sharp ridges. They ain’t wood ears.

Doubt it’s Exidia or Tremella
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2010-03-13 18:17:50 PST (-0800)

As you can see from the photos the top (the first photo with a matte finish) and the bottom (second photo with a shiny finish) are very different in texture which I’ve never seen in either an Exidia or a Tremella.

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