Observation 78039: Cookeina tricholoma (Mont.) Kuntze

When: 2011-07-27

Collection location: Charapa, Lago Agrio, Sucumbíos, Ecuador [Click for map]

Who: m szro (Szro)

No specimen available

Fungi here are visibly growing on wood that is contaminated by oil (black coloring).
Photos are part of an undergraduate survey of biodiversity in aged petroleum waste pools.

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By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-10-05 17:06:56 EEST (+0300)


Since all three of us have seen what we think to be Cookeina tricholoma in the southern continent, its most likely that we label all that way. Just like any NA species that is studied (to the death) it gets divided after enough scientists have looked at it. More than likely could be 10 different species that look as such with varying characteristics.

I was thinking the same
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-10-05 07:10:42 EEST (+0300)

but with waterlogging, white balance, etc., anything is possible.

Yeah it looks like that
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-10-05 06:17:34 EEST (+0300)

but these seem rather more red than the ones I have seen (which are more orange with creamy white tones to the base)

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