Observation 87268: Peniophora Cooke

When: 2012-01-31

Collection location: Barkcamp State Park, Belmont, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

This pinkish orange crust was growing on a hardwood stick about the width of a finger.

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Recognized by sight: unless it lacks clamp connections in which case it would likely be Peniophora erikssonii.
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Used references: Thank you mycotrope

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I would go for Peniophora incarnata.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-02-01 08:26:36 CST (-0500)

It’s the most common of the orange Peniophora here in Central Europe. But then I am not familiar with the situation in North America. One should know the substrate. If it is alder then consider Peniophora aurantiaca (on green alder) and Peniophora erikssonii (on other alder, this also applies just for Europe!) as suggested below. But mic is inexpendable because of clamp connections and spores. If it is on aspen there is in Scandinavia also Peniophora rufa. I am sure there are a lot more in America though ….

Another possibility
By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2012-01-31 22:58:11 CST (-0500)

is Peniophora incarnata which has smaller spores than aurentiaca.

Hey Martin
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2012-01-31 22:44:09 CST (-0500)

Unfortunately my scope is in a storage locker in Athens, and it’s not a very good scope anyways. Maybe somebody will recognize this little pink crust. Barnesville eh? I used to go there for the Pumpkin Festival when I was in high school.

Let’s have a look
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-01-31 22:36:47 CST (-0500)

at the end of your stick under a disecting scope. It’s a beauty. By the way Dan,
Barnesville is my original hometown.