Observation 65051: Craterocolla cerasi (Schumach.) Bref.

When: 2011-04-02

Collection location: Sauvie Island, Multnomah Co. & Columbia Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Sava Krstic (sava)

Specimen available

Found by Myxomop & Caba.

Growing on a cottonwood log, about 50 m from the place of observation 64796, made a week ago.

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By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2011-04-08 22:42:52 PDT (-0700)

Please see observation 64796. It’s an interesting basidiomycete, with cup-like “pycnidial” fruit bodies that appear before the Tremella-like basidium stage. I checked the microscopy too.

First photos does match Craterocolla cerasi.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2011-04-08 17:05:52 PDT (-0700)

Even though I’ve never heard of that species, the photo from Kamchatka, Russia, does appear to match. And the Kamchatka Peninsula is not that far away from Oregon. So I would think at least possible if not definitive.

I don’t agree that the other 2 photos are of the same species or genera. Sorry.

I think 2 species here.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2011-04-08 17:02:43 PDT (-0700)

First photo appears to have no cup-shaped fruiting bodies, and looks to my eye more like Tremella. Bottom 2 photos both have cup-like fruiting bodies. I do not recognize Craterocolla cerasi, so will need to do some research on it.

Created: 2011-04-02 22:17:13 PDT (-0700)
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