Cinereomyces lindbladii (Berk.) Jülich
Tom Bruns MUOB 33176
Verbatim Date: 2010-1-30
United States, California, Marin, Point Reyes National Seashore, Limantour Rd.
The specimen is a small, soft, resupinate polypore causing a white rot on pine. The size of pores (3-4/mm), the allantoid spores, the white rot, and the weirdly-shaped hymenial elements (cystidioles or basidioles?) all fit nicely. But the strangest character is that the skeletal hyphae dissolve in KOH. On my first examination of the specimen I missed the presence of skeletal hyphae completely because I had mounted the material in KOH and phloxine. After mounting in meltzers I saw them, and then went back to look for them in water and confirmed that I could dissolve them away with KOH.
Rights Holder: MO Observers
Record Id: 04675307-818b-482d-b366-b8d26efc096a