Observation 35107: Trichaptum biforme (Fr.) Ryvarden

When: 2010-03-25

Collection location: Blacksburg, Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)

No specimen available

An interesting and attractive looking group, found on a decaying log, with a guess that this may be both some Cladonia lichen mixed with a Trametes, or Trichaptum biforme looking fungi below. I very much like the toothy looking growth combined with the various types of circular shapes in various shades of mossy green. Any help is appreciated. Mark

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:58:38 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Blacksburg, Virginia, U.S.A.’ to ‘Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

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Thanks for your help Noah
By: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)
2010-03-27 08:40:30 EDT (-0400)

I think your probably correct and appreciate your help. The exteriors of everything have that long toothy looking quality of an aged biforme group. Have you or others seen the totally enclosed form of biforme ?
Thanks again, Mark

Possible mix of lichen and fungi ?
By: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)
2010-03-26 19:48:21 EDT (-0400)

An attractive but confusing group to identify, particularly the toothy looking exterior, also the various widths within the group, some of which are circular and closed, while others appear open and more leaf like. It’s possible that all of this could be lichen, or all fungi, or a combination of both. Any help is appreciated. Mark

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