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Slimy fungus

Observed: 17th December 2012 By: bradscottukbradscottuk’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensbradscottuk’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensbradscottuk’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensbradscottuk’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
PC170507
PC170508
Description:

On a felled Scots pine

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

bradscottuk's picture

Perplexed

Is this fungus very variable? One of my previous postings was also identified as Pleurotus ostreatus, but that feels rather different to me. Its upper surface wasn't slimy (or at least not nearly as much), and was rather more textured.

Thanks

D.M.H.'s picture

They are very variable. This

They are very variable. This is why the little extra information can be so important for ID. Not smiley cap despite appearence in picture is important and hence my second suggestion Panellus stipticus.

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bradscottuk's picture

Excellent, thanks

Looking at the picture of Panellus stipticus in Roger Phillips, makes me more confident that that is what the other one is.

What's the etiquette here? Should I add that ID to that other record, or you? The latter seems more correct...

D.M.H.'s picture

Title of this photo is "slimy

Title of this photo is "slimy fungus" but it was not slimy were I'm perplexed now!

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bradscottuk's picture

Ah, what I meant was...

..that the other one wasn't slimy, whereas this one (above) was!

Sorry for ambiguity

bradscottuk's picture

?

Ah, I misunderstood. I thought you had suggested that the other one was Panellus stipticus, which seemed most likley to me (novice though I am), and this one above is the slimy Pleurotus ostreatus

Fungorum's picture

Sarcomyxa serotina

Hi
I know this was a while ago but I just saw this. I 'm pretty certain that it is Sarcomyxa serotina, which used to be called Panellus serotina. All of the features, including the colour of the slimy cap fit well.

bradscottuk's picture

Thanks!

I think I'd made the thread rather confusing, but it's good to have that sorted.

Brad