Observation 59419: Sebacina sparassoidea (Lloyd) P. Roberts

When: 2010-06-23

Collection location: Picnic Point, Madison, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

No specimen available

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cross section
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2010-11-23 22:37:29 CST (-0500)

Can you post a picture of a cross section?

Also when you take a picture of a white mushroom on a dark background it is important to turn down the exposure compensation.

Still in doubt
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2010-11-23 22:10:48 CST (-0500)

I don’t have the experience to pass the judgement, but the photos of Sebacina sparassoidea I’ve found so far don’t even remotely look like this species.

Sebacina sparassoidea
By: Leon Shernoff (mushroomthejournal)
2010-11-23 10:15:19 CST (-0500)

Didn’t know about the name change!

Not Tremella…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-11-23 09:55:29 CST (-0500)

That where I was pushing him, but Tremella reticulata isn’t a Tremella, it was moved to Sebacina. There is more info here:


Tremella reticulata is deprecated, and Sebacina sparassoidea is the better name for that one.

check Tremella reticulata
By: Leon Shernoff (mushroomthejournal)
2010-11-23 09:41:07 CST (-0500)

This is a little small for this, but check Tremella reticulata. It branches like this, is soft/rubbery, white & hollow. Sebacina incrustans is usually wrapped around a plant stem, not standing up on its own like this.

Well, you should also check:
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-11-23 04:57:00 CST (-0500)

You can also check MushroomObserver, and look at Tremellodendron there:


But I was saying, you should also look at Sebacina:


If you can go back and get more info, you could tell if this was Tremellodendron or Sebacina, from the photo, and info given it is hard to tell.

It was softish, but I don’t know about hollow.
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2010-11-22 19:48:57 CST (-0500)

It was softish, but I don’t know about hollow – I don’t have the specimen.
The only species of Tremellodendron I’m aware of are T.pallidus & T. semivestitum – my numerous books and reference websites don’t seem to mention any others.

Check if it is hollow
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-11-22 11:07:42 CST (-0500)

Was this stiff and solid, kinda stick-like? Or was it rubbery-slimy, and hollow? You also might want to look at Sebacina.

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