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Fungi Including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

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bradmoon

Date

July 30, 2008 11:26 PM CDT

Description

Entomophagous fungus consuming a Grapeleaf Skeletonizer Moth (Harrisina americana), which has its own separate observation here

keith_seifert's ID: Aspergillus parasiticus, a member of Aspergillus Sect. Flavi (Section Flavi)
Added on November 28, 2020.
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imasongster

Date

November 21, 2020 02:45 PM EST
Nectriaceae - Photo (c) nsferguson, all rights reserved
keith_seifert's ID: Family Nectriaceae, a member of Higher Ascomycetes (Subphylum Pezizomycotina)
Added on November 22, 2020.
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cooperj

Date

November 15, 2020 03:48 PM NZDT
Gyrothrix podosperma - Photo (c) Jerry Cooper, some rights reserved (CC BY)
keith_seifert's ID: Gyrothrix podosperma, a member of Ascomycete Fungi (Phylum Ascomycota)
Added on November 21, 2020.
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jonathan_mack

Date

May 15, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

Description

Found on dead Ulmus bark.

This hyphomycetes can be recognized as a Morrisographium by the thin dark smooth synnema produce pale conidia on the top. Conicomyces species are similar but produce conidia with long appendage.

Synnemata scattered on outer bark of Ulmus sp. reaching about 1 mm in height. Conidiophore not examined, and usually hard to observed because they are surrounded by sterile hairs.

Conidia fusiform, somewhat sigmoid with both ends bent on the opposite side. The conidia are hyaline, multiseptate with usually 11 septa, and measure (50)65-80 x (2.5)3-4(4.5).

This species should be compared with M. ulmi which is macroscopically virtually identical and grow on the same habitat. However the conidia of M. ulmi are shorter, with no more than 9 septa and only have one end of the conidia bent

to compare here is a typical M. ulmi : https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/65053383

Morrisographium ulmicola - Photo (c) jonathan_mack, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
keith_seifert's ID: Morrisographium ulmicola, a member of Ascomycete Fungi (Phylum Ascomycota)
Added on November 18, 2020.
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Waxcaps Genus Hygrocybe

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bwiseco

Date

August 22, 2020 10:00 AM EDT
Waxcaps - Photo (c) Christian Schwarz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
keith_seifert's ID: Waxcaps (Genus Hygrocybe)
Added on November 14, 2020.
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Common Gilled Mushrooms and Allies Order Agaricales

Date

August 30, 2020 02:00 PM EDT
Common Gilled Mushrooms and Allies - Photo (c) Davide Puddu, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
keith_seifert's ID: Common Gilled Mushrooms and Allies (Order Agaricales)
Added on November 14, 2020.
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Honey Mushrooms Genus Armillaria

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amymacpherson

Date

September 25, 2020 02:58 PM EDT
Honey Mushrooms - Photo (c) AnneTanne, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
keith_seifert's ID: Honey Mushrooms (Genus Armillaria)
Added on November 14, 2020.
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Date

September 29, 2020 05:55 PM EDT

Description

Under Pinus stribus, Fagus grandifolia and Ostrya virginiana

Common Milkcaps - Photo (c) Christian Schwarz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
keith_seifert's ID: Common Milkcaps (Genus Lactarius)
Added on November 14, 2020.
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jonathan_mack

Date

November 11, 2020 05:39 PM EST

Description

as the anamorphic state - Helicosporium virescens.

Grown on bark of Abies balsamea from this location (grown in damp chamber)

This species produce rather distinctive greenish colonies on the substrate. Under the microscope one will notice helicoid (coiled in a spiral) conidia produced on small peg-like conidiogenous cells with denticles. The conidiophore is hair-like, unbranched, pigmented and measuring at least 500u in length.

The greenish coloration of the conidia in mass, and their production on long unbranched conidiophore make this species rather distinctive.

Tubeufia cerea - Photo (c) Jerry, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Jerry Cooper
keith_seifert's ID: Tubeufia cerea, a member of Higher Ascomycetes (Subphylum Pezizomycotina)
Added on November 12, 2020.
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ikhom

Date

November 5, 2020 01:07 PM EST

Description

on Tsuga canadensis needles

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keith_seifert's ID: Penicillium glaucoalbidum, a member of Higher Ascomycetes (Subphylum Pezizomycotina)
Added on November 10, 2020.
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Penicilliopsis clavariiformis - Photo (c) Gareth P, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
keith_seifert's ID: Penicilliopsis clavariiformis, a member of Higher Ascomycetes (Subphylum Pezizomycotina)
Added on November 03, 2020.
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alan_rockefeller

Date

February 14, 2020 02:35 PM EST
Talaromyces palmae - Photo (c) Serenella Linares, all rights reserved
keith_seifert's ID: Talaromyces palmae, a member of Talaromyces Sect. Subinflati (Section Subinflati)
Added on November 03, 2020.
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jonathan_mack

Date

October 31, 2020 03:31 PM EDT

Description

Beautiful anamorph on wet rotten wood under leaf litter.

Conidia measuring 35-42x 6.5-7.5µ, triseptate and hyaline. The conidia forms on small pegs on the conidiophore and do not secede readily, thus my attempt to culture this peculiar fungus are still unsuccesfull.

Its taxonomy is unresolved, by I suspect probably Orbilliomycetes, or possibly Leotiomycetes.

Arthrosporium candidum - Photo (c) jonathan_mack, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
keith_seifert's ID: Arthrosporium candidum, a member of Ascomycete Fungi (Phylum Ascomycota)
Added on November 02, 2020.
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imasongster

Date

October 31, 2020 04:55 PM EDT
Penicillium - Photo (c) Robby Deans, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
keith_seifert's ID: Genus Penicillium, a member of Higher Ascomycetes (Subphylum Pezizomycotina)
Added on November 01, 2020.
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Fenugreek Stalkball Phleogena faginea

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jonathan_mack

Date

October 31, 2020 02:39 PM EDT

Description

on apparent Acer rubrum

Fenugreek Stalkball - Photo (c) Garrett Taylor, some rights reserved (CC BY)
keith_seifert's ID: Fenugreek Stalkball (Phleogena faginea)
Added on November 01, 2020.
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ikhom

Date

October 27, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

Description

On a very wet wood. Conidia are very long and with many septa, measure in H2O
(281.4) 281.45 - 349.9 × 5.7 - 6.38 (6.4) µm
Q = (46.1) 46.13 - 61.77 (61.8) ; N = 4
Me = 309.6 × 6 µm ; Qe = 51.4

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keith_seifert's ID: Genus Mycocentrodochium, a member of Higher Ascomycetes (Subphylum Pezizomycotina)
Added on October 28, 2020.
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Pezizas, Desert Truffles, and Allies Family Pezizaceae

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sthorsell

Date

August 29, 2020 12:16 PM EDT
Pezizas, Desert Truffles, and Allies - Photo (c) Matt Welter, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
keith_seifert's ID: Pezizas, Desert Truffles, and Allies (Family Pezizaceae)
Added on October 27, 2020.
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jonathan_mack

Date

October 25, 2020 02:38 PM EDT
Helicogloea compressa - Photo (c) steve_kerr, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Steve Kerr
keith_seifert's ID: Helicogloea compressa, a member of Basidiomycete Fungi (Phylum Basidiomycota)
Added on October 26, 2020.
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Shelf Fungi Order Polyporales

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sthorsell

Date

October 24, 2020 03:38 PM EDT
Shelf Fungi - Photo (c) skitterbug, some rights reserved (CC BY)
keith_seifert's ID: Shelf Fungi (Order Polyporales)
Added on October 25, 2020.
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jonathan_mack

Date

October 24, 2020 02:08 PM EDT

Description

no microscopy for this collection. glad to find a specimen at a walking distance from my home

Cornucopiella fusispora - Photo (c) jonathan_mack, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
keith_seifert's ID: Cornucopiella fusispora, a member of Ascomycete Fungi (Phylum Ascomycota)
Added on October 25, 2020.
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Couscous Crust Bulbillomyces farinosus

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jonathan_mack

Date

October 24, 2020 02:03 PM EDT

Description

as the asexual state Aegerita candida. on wet rotten wood

Couscous Crust - Photo (c) tombigelow, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
keith_seifert's ID: Couscous Crust (Bulbillomyces farinosus)
Added on October 25, 2020.
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jonathan_mack

Date

October 24, 2020 01:50 PM EDT

Description

on Metatrichia vesparium

Polycephalomyces tomentosus - Photo (c) Christian Schwarz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
keith_seifert's ID: Polycephalomyces tomentosus, a member of Higher Ascomycetes (Subphylum Pezizomycotina)
Added on October 25, 2020.
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susanfawcett

Date

October 17, 2020 09:06 PM EDT
Cornucopiella fusispora - Photo (c) jonathan_mack, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
keith_seifert's ID: Cornucopiella fusispora, a member of Ascomycete Fungi (Phylum Ascomycota)
Added on October 22, 2020.
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ikhom

Date

October 16, 2020 01:42 PM EDT

Description

Anamorph fungi on decorticated hardwood.
Conidia measure in H2O
(6.8) 7.4 - 8.6 (9.6) × (2.3) 2.4 - 2.8 (2.9) µm
Q = (2.7) 2.8 - 3.5 (3.7) ; N = 16
Me = 7.9 × 2.6 µm ; Qe = 3.1

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Cornucopiella fusispora - Photo (c) jonathan_mack, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
keith_seifert's ID: Cornucopiella fusispora, a member of Ascomycete Fungi (Phylum Ascomycota)
Added on October 22, 2020.
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ikhom

Date

October 20, 2020 02:23 PM EDT

Description

Light pink anamorph fungi on decorticated hardwood log (Acer).
Conidia measure in H2O
(3.5) 3.8 - 4.6 (4.7) × (1.1) 1.2 - 1.4 (1.5) µm
Q = (2.3) 2.7 - 3.8 (4.3) ; N = 12
Me = 4.2 × 1.3 µm ; Qe = 3.3

Conidia have the same shape and size as anamorph of Ascocoryne sarcoides.

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Ascocoryne - Photo (c) Ferdi, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
keith_seifert's ID: Genus Ascocoryne, a member of Higher Ascomycetes (Subphylum Pezizomycotina)
Added on October 22, 2020.
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ikhom

Date

October 20, 2020 02:44 PM EDT

Description

Anamorph fungi on rotten hardwood next to Arachnopeziza trabinelloides with interesting conidia.
Conidia hyaline, smooth, hemi-circinate with 3-septate.

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Everhartia lignatilis - Photo (c) jonathan_mack, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
keith_seifert's ID: Everhartia lignatilis, a member of Ascomycete Fungi (Phylum Ascomycota)
Added on October 21, 2020.
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imasongster

Date

September 14, 2020 02:52 PM EDT
Polycephalomyces tomentosus - Photo (c) Christian Schwarz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
keith_seifert's ID: Polycephalomyces tomentosus, a member of Higher Ascomycetes (Subphylum Pezizomycotina)
Added on October 19, 2020.
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imasongster

Date

August 28, 2020 02:57 PM EDT

Place

Reston (Google, OSM)

Description

on wasp's nest

Polycephalomyces tomentosus - Photo (c) Christian Schwarz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
keith_seifert's ID: Polycephalomyces tomentosus, a member of Higher Ascomycetes (Subphylum Pezizomycotina)
Added on October 19, 2020.
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imasongster

Date

August 20, 2020 03:28 PM EDT

Description

on Metatrichia calyculata

Polycephalomyces tomentosus - Photo (c) Christian Schwarz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
keith_seifert's ID: Polycephalomyces tomentosus, a member of Higher Ascomycetes (Subphylum Pezizomycotina)
Added on October 19, 2020.
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