When: 2008-05-01

Collection location: Mastatal, Costa Rica [Click for map]

Who: Joshua Birkebak (Shua)

Specimen available

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24% (2)
Recognized by sight
-57% (1)
Recognized by sight: Laterally stipitate, on dead/decaying wood, tropical, fan-like, radial/concentric coloration, growing in groups or clusters but not cespitose. though we can’t see the underside, it appears that the entire fruit body is homogeneously textured.
31% (2)
Used references: Los Hongos de El Eden – Quintana Roo – By Gaston Guzman
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
57% (1)
Recognized by sight

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The photo quality
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-10-26 13:56:25 PDT (-0700)

seems fine to me. It’s not out of focus, in particular.

name proposal
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2009-10-26 13:18:31 PDT (-0700)

Upon further review, it appears that these characteristics can apply to members of Podoscypha, Stereopsis, Cyphellostereum, and some Hymenochaetaceae. I’m more inclined to go with your more general ID of Stereaceae in light of this.


may help narrow it down, but the photo quality may make this one a permanent mystery.