Observation 69739: Gloiodon occidentalis Ginns

When: 2011-06-20

Collection location: Juneau, Alaska, USA [Click for map]

Who: Kitty LaBounty (kitty labounty)

Specimen available

Apparently growing on rotting (probably conifer) wood alongside trail.

Difficult to locate basidia, but those found seemed to be two-spored. Did not find thickened hyphae. Did not stain in KOH.

Collected 18 June 2011.

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Copyright © 2011 Matt Goff
Copyright © 2011 Matt Goff
Copyright © 2011 Matt Goff

Proposed Names

-10% (3)
Recognized by sight: on bark? lotsa weird non-vascular plants in Alaska…this looks like one of them.
61% (2)
Recognized by sight

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unlikely to be a slime mold
By: Kitty LaBounty (kitty labounty)
2011-06-21 09:13:12 PDT (-0700)

I don’t believe it is a slime mold, the structure isn’t changing much in the dehydrator and I’m guessing that a slime mold wouldn’t hold up to drying quite so well. thanks for the comments

Surely a chocolate tube slime or something similar, no?
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2011-06-20 17:52:08 PDT (-0700)

Doesn’t look lichenized to me (nor like any of the lichen genera I’ve ever heard of).

By: Kitty LaBounty (kitty labounty)
2011-06-20 15:01:34 PDT (-0700)

Did not appear to be on bark- but rather rotting underlying wood. Sectioned collection and did not notice algal layer, but will look more. Thanks for the suggestion.

Created: 2011-06-20 14:35:50 PDT (-0700)
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