Observation 45618: Sporophagomyces K. Põldmaa & Samuels

When: 2009-12-25

Collection location: Shayari, Cascales, Sucumbíos, Ecuador [Click for map]

Who: Danny Newman (myxomop)

Specimen available

The cutaneous, white outer layer peeled off easily from the extremely dense, woody, resupinate portion.

Collected for the Amazon Mycorenewal Project near the Shayari Ecolodge.

Dried specimen obtainable with permission from la Universidad Central del Ecuador Fungorium.

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Recognized by sight
29% (1)
Recognized by sight: a hyperparasite on the hymenia of various Ganoderma and Hymenocaetaceae spp.
Used references: E. Ricardo Drechsler-Santos

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-04-19 22:32:42 EDT (-0400)

here observation 58968, and recently photographed (but, sadly, not collected) on the outskirts of Carrasco National Park. this trait could be a widespread phenomenon. it is at least not isolated to this observation.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-02-29 03:34:07 EST (-0500)

Clearly not a partial veil

This one is more obviously a secondary fungus than the similar stuff that I found.

At second glance, I think I’d have to agree with you. The lighter layer shows radial growth that hasn’t yet grown to cover the entire surface area of the polypore’s hymenophore. Were the former some kind of partial veil, either the entire spore-bearing layer would be covered by it or its remnants would hint at former complete hymenophoral coverage at an earlier stage of development, like seeing only a few pieces of a jigsaw puzzle but in exactly the right orientation.

The pattern reminds me of turkey tails and plebia tremelosa.

That I don’t follow. Probably something like Phellinus/Inonotus for the polypore, not a clue on the secondary growth.

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