Observation 71330: Xylobolus P. Karst.

When: 2011-07-10

Collection location: Coventry, Connecticut, USA [Click for map]

Who: Bill (boletebill)

No specimen available

growing on oak in central CT, shelving and resupinate forms together.

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This is the extreme shelving expression of this collection

Proposed Names

82% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: A different form from the usual resupinate Xylobolus frustulatus
Used references
54% (1)
Used references: Mycobank. Tom volk images.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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I also had been calling this Xylobolus subpileatus from written descriptions
By: Bill (boletebill)
2011-07-12 16:47:13 CDT (-0500)

I posted this on another site calling it Xylobolus subpileatus and Noah quickly responded that I was wrong that it wasn’t X. subpileatus and he referred me to Tom Volks OB on MO as mentioned here so I’m still not satisfied by any explanation so far. Maybe like other corticoid fungi it (X. frustulatus)oocasionally is shelving but I don’t see that in the lit I have

I always called it
By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2011-07-12 00:19:38 CDT (-0500)

I always called it Xylobolus subpileatus but Tom Volk showed me what he calls Xylobolus subpileatus and it looks more like a turkeytail than out typical Ceramic parchment. I think Tom put a pic of it on here. I have a few pictures of it from Louisianna. I really dont know what to think but the Bills photo does look different, I have a few pictures that are very similar from WV. So strange look more like roof tiles than the typical Xylobolus. If you do searching online there are photos just like this one from other countries that go by Xylobolus subpileatus. I guess we will just have to wait and see. Prehaps some one needs to get out the DNA machine lol.

By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-07-11 21:07:18 CDT (-0500)

What did you think?

The Great NAMA Debate
By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2011-07-11 20:35:04 CDT (-0500)

At the NAMA foray in the Louisiana a few years back there was big disagreement on this mushrooms with 3 people saying it was and 3 others saying and showing another mushroom. Nothing was decided.

Cool OB Bill…
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-07-11 19:51:16 CDT (-0500)

You have me on the lookout for this. I would have just seen it as hymenochaete tabacina over regular xylobolus.

Thanks I see it now
By: Bill (boletebill)
2011-07-11 17:31:08 CDT (-0500)

I’ve been away from here for a year and I lost the knack of using it. Now I see my OB

By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2011-07-11 09:07:27 CDT (-0500)

It’s still there … the main page shows everyone’s observations as they are entered. To see only yours, click the “Your Observations” link to the left, under “Current User” when you are logged in.

I don’t know how this site works
By: Bill (boletebill)
2011-07-10 22:30:45 CDT (-0500)

but 10 minutes after I create an OB it disappears?? Where do they go?

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