Observation 46231: Cotylidia diaphana (Schwein.) Lentz

When: 2010-05-31

Collection location: Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn, Big Sur, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

Specimen available

in redwood/tanoak canyon behind the Inn. along creek, under redwood, in area burned in 2008.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:50 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ’Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn, Big Sur, CA’ to ’Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn, Big Sur, Monterey Co., California, USA’

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4% (2)
Recognized by sight
20% (3)
Recognized by sight: Following Christian’s idea.
Used references: Mushrooms Demystified (p. 608) and google

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tough little fruit body…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-06-04 06:39:49 PDT (-0700)

fan shaped funnel cap, texture like a polypore(esp. when dried out)…chopped a tiny slice off the fertile surface, chopped it 50x, but no spores seen or really anything that would confirm or deny this sighting.

It’s a strong maybe for Cotyyldia diaphana…dessicata available to next person who wishes to try and go deeper on this one!

On my way to Big Sur soon
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-06-03 19:48:47 PDT (-0700)

Will keep an eye out for this and other finds.

Cotylidia is also an option.
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-06-03 17:11:05 PDT (-0700)

But without more info, I don’t feel like speculating.

More info, Debbie?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-06-03 16:15:55 PDT (-0700)

Common? Growing on sandy soils? Sure there wasn’t buried wood involved? The only species this resembles in my experience is T. palmata, but there are a great many species of Thelephora I’m am not expert in. Certainly has wide “fronds.”

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-06-03 08:30:13 PDT (-0700)
Location naming
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-06-03 08:10:35 PDT (-0700)

Just as a matter of course, shouldn’t this name go something like:

Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn, Big Sur, Monterey CO., CA, USA

with the redwood/tanoak information relegated to the Notes section?

Created: 2010-06-03 07:56:01 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2010-09-27 11:17:58 PDT (-0700)
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