Observation 35215: Undetermined

Found this on a recently fallen Birch log ,I beleive yellow birch. It grows outward but it looked as if several were fruiting. with small brown caps. When peeled of the tree under neath was white.


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This is bizarre
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2010-04-02 18:27:38 CEST (+0200)

this is pretty bizarre. I have never sen any thing like it too.The clumps are some what flaky the fruiting body is about 5 mm and hard. round with a off center stalk.The stake is flaky. they branch upward from the surface of the bark like a hydra. I will try and do some microscopy on it today. I don’t believe it is Chondrostereum. It looks very different from the other observation on MO .It is very lichen like. if you look at image 82250 you can see black granules surrounding the little discs. Typical of Lichen But it is not just on the surface when removed from the log the outer bark comes off easily revealing a white under surfaces, In Image 82247 at 6:00 O-clock and 9:00 O-clock (although a little bit out of focus) are the small beginnings of fruiting bodies. In imageThe82248 at about 9:00 O-clock is the hydra like formations. The texture of these are granular hard.

By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2010-04-02 03:13:14 CEST (+0200)

Looks like it’s growing out of the wood, not on top of it. Makes this a (nonlichenized) fungus. Never seen anything like it.

Created: 2010-04-02 03:05:06 CEST (+0200)
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