Observation 88075: Dibaeis Clem.

brown-pink, isolated, not many. About 5’ above the ground in a standing, possibly dying, tree.

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By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-02-21 17:10:21 PST (-0800)

You mean this is a lichen? Who’d a thunk it? Now I must confess to one concern I had when posting. In the top portion of photo #1, you will see some flat lichen-like plates that appear to have similar coloration to the pink fruiting bodies – or whatever they are.., Maybe it is a lichen. It will be fun to try and find the same tree…, I know it is out there somewhere.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-02-21 14:18:19 PST (-0800)

you trickster. how could you.

Yeah I know what you mean
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-02-21 12:28:55 PST (-0800)

But it also lacks the feel of a lichen. As for scale reference, the Flavoparmelia gives one. I’d say the stalk + pink ball are about 1, maybe 2, mm tall. Dibaeis is also terricolous, not corticolous, by the way.

I got it! Martin picket a “bouquet” of Dibaeis baeomyces from a nearby roadcut, and glued them to this tree, just to screw with us.

i noticed
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-02-21 12:08:01 PST (-0800)

the lack of crust too. though maybe it might… uh… be hiding somewhere.

still, it just doesn’t have the feel of a myxo. it looks huge, for one, but we don’t really have an honest scale reference. fruiting bodies of different heights and widths gives the impression of upward, determinate growth too.

Don’t think this is a lichen
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-02-21 11:33:13 PST (-0800)

Dibaeis is dominated by conspicuous grayish-greenish crust; this has no visible crust. I’d stick with myxomycetes.

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