When: 2012-03-19

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

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

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Several kinds of jelly were inhabiting this log which was chewed down by a beaver. This observation is for the light colored fungus.

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If white powdery crystals in the fruitbody
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-03-25 09:51:40 CST (-0500)

then it is most probably Myxarium (Exidia) nucleatum or grilletii. Exidia thuretiana doesn’t have them and Exidia saccharina/umbrina are on coniferous woods.
But then again in America I guess are more and other species too.

White crystals
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2012-03-25 09:48:47 CST (-0500)

are visible in the bottom photo. It was a small deciduous tree with smooth gray bark. If I had to guess I would say beech or maple, but there is a large diversity of trees here, and they are hard to identify when dead and leafless.

By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-03-25 09:14:28 CST (-0500)

which tree is this? The black one is Exidia glandulosa. Did you observe any white crystals in the kernel of the lighter mushroom? Any scope work? There are a few very similar whitish-brownish heterobasidiomycota.