When: 2012-02-23

Collection location: Egypt Valley Wildlife Area, Belmont Co., Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

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woody vs. rubbery
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2013-11-08 12:56:55 PST (-0800)

What I call Cerrena unicolor is more woody/papery, and the fruit bodies persist for a longtime, whereas the fungus in this observation (Trametopsis cervina) is more jelly/rubbery, and it melts away not long after it comes up.

I’m seeing some potential crossover
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-11-07 21:58:03 PST (-0800)

in things called Cerrena unicolor and things called Trametopsis cervina on the site. both are effused reflexed on wood with confused to sub-orderly, variously-colored hymenia. other than the frequent (requisite?) presence of a green, algal layer on the topside of C. unicolor, what are some key distinguishing/diagnostic macro characters?

Thanks to Irene and Arkansas Traveler
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2012-02-24 12:33:16 PST (-0800)

I’m happy calling this Trametopsis cervina. Thanks for the name and the links.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-02-24 03:35:20 PST (-0800)

Trametopsis cervina is described to become cinnamon or brownish, have a look: http://www.mycobank.org/MycoTaxo.aspx?Link=T&Rec=511830

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-02-24 01:32:49 PST (-0800)

i think that may be it. what do you make of the color??

I would too
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-02-24 01:18:21 PST (-0800)

but it looks far too spiny for Merulius tremellosus.

I’m not familiar with Trametopsis cervina, but the pictures I have found seem rather similar.


i would say yes.
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-02-23 23:16:37 PST (-0800)