Observation 74121: Wallemia sebi (Fr.) Arx

When: 2011-08-17

Collection location: Royalston, Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: Christian (Christian Schwarz)

No specimen available

On an extremely osmotically stressful substrate (homemade maple syrup). Apparently part of a very distinct lineage of fungi, neither fully basidio nor asco mycetous…

Kindly provided from the home stores of Larry Siegel.

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By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-09-16 16:27:30 CEST (+0200)

Like to congratulate you on your stay on the east coast. Fungus in the kitchen and herricium in the basement, brave man you are. You are welcome to shack up here in NYC next visit but all I have to offer would be cockroaches.

By: Kathie Hodge (fungal)
2011-09-16 02:43:54 CEST (+0200)

Huh, cool. It does have that Wallemia look—we’d have to put it under a scope to be sure. I’m so relieved I’m not the only one with this in my maple syrup…