Observation 85330: Postia guttulata (Sacc.) Jülich

When: 2011-12-28

Collection location: Salt Point State Park, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

Specimen available

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Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight: somewhat soft polypore with teeny tiny pores.
Based on chemical features: pleasant fruity fungal odor.
11% (3)
Recognized by sight: Based on rough pileal surface, fruity odor and location in SPSP.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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yup, on wood.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-02-19 10:23:04 PST (-0800)
Is this on dead wood?
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-02-19 09:55:10 PST (-0800)

Postia guttulata is lignicolous.

edit* nm :)

I kept this fruit body until this past weekend…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-02-19 08:38:29 PST (-0800)

almost two months of fridge time, and it never turned red. On the other hand, another similar fruit body collected at Salt Point yesterday DID show lots of red staining. So, not sure if this actually qualifies as guttulata.

Do some individuals just not show red staining???

Cool exudate
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-01-18 21:12:07 PST (-0800)
it will be at the BAMS meeting tomorrow night.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-01-18 19:25:06 PST (-0800)

ever so slight reddening.

the only problem is…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-12-29 16:00:41 PST (-0800)

it hasn’t stained yet, at all. I’ll hang onto it though, and see if it does with more time.

thanks Darv…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-12-29 14:08:05 PST (-0800)

didn’t really think that it was Tyromyces, but also didn’t want to go the “fungi” route.

Created: 2011-12-29 12:41:37 PST (-0800)
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