Observation 85655: Dacrymyces Nees

When: 2012-01-03

Collection location: Evergreen Lake, Illinois, USA [Click for map]

Who: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)

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Hey Debbie
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2012-01-04 22:15:37 EET (+0200)

It’s been pretty warm this year, and also mostly dry. Had a good rain last week, can’t remember exactly about before then. A dusting of snow, but it’s 49 now & will probably be warmer by the weekend. Not the best conditions for next spring’s morels, but the year is young.

I do not know how it is there,
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-01-04 19:03:47 EET (+0200)

but to speak of my home it is incredible and will turn out catastrophic this year if winter does not finally arrive. We have 10 degrees plus at the beginning of January, little rain (never seen snow this “winter”) since last September and 2011 as a whole was very poor in mushrooms and very “rich” in dryness so 2012 shall be even “richer” in dryness and poorer in fungi I FEAR …
Pray for snow!!!!

warm winter out your way?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-01-04 18:44:32 EET (+0200)

or are these jellies fairly common even at this time of year?

By: Andreas (AK_CCM)
2012-01-04 17:47:23 EET (+0200)

Dacrymyces chrysospermus grows also on broad-leaved trees…

I’ve seen that.
By: Andreas (AK_CCM)
2012-01-04 17:43:14 EET (+0200)

But this is no argument for T. mesenterica. I couldn’t see any fruitbody of the host Peniophora. Also the diameter of the substrate seems too big. T. mesenteria usually grows on thin branches. Also I couldn’t recognize any fruitbody of Stereum hirsutum the host of T. aurantia a double of T. mesenterica which prefers thicker substrate. On top of that the pictured fruibodys didn’t show the typical lobed shape.

Host is not a coniferous tree
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2012-01-04 16:46:04 EET (+0200)