Mushroom Observer
Catalog #: MUOB 160758
Taxon: Biatoropsis usnearum Räsänen
Family: Tremellaceae
Collector: zaca   MUOB 160758   
Date: 2014-02-22
Verbatim Date: 2014-2-22
Locality: Portugal, Serra de Montejunto
39.2035  -9.05
Description: Original observation #160758 (Mushroom Observer)
Occurrence Remarks: From the same place that observation 160716. This is one of the few basidiomycete (Tremellales) considered in the category of the so-called "Lichenicolous fungi". It is characterized by having an Usnea sp. as host (U. rubicunda in this case) and consists of pink-orange-brown galls developing on the branches of the host. There is another rarer similar species and not so widespread, Cystobasidium usneicola, which also developes on Usnea spp..
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Rights Holder: MO Observers
Record Id: 08d033ea-8221-492a-be40-62c41f4a7052
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