Fungi Species Mushroom Images
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Dacrymyces palmatus

Dacrymyces palmatus - Fungi species | sokos jishebi | სოკოს ჯიშები

Dacrymyces palmatus

Sporocarp
Fruiting body sessile to substipitate, at first subglobose, to cushion-shaped, soon deeply wrinkled to cerebriform; substipitate forms initially short-cylindrical to turbinate, becoming lobed to deeply convoluted, sometimes laterally compressed from adjacent fruiting bodies and appearing fan-shaped; at maturity up to 5 cm broad, 2 cm tall, abruptly narrowed and pallid at the attachment point; surface viscid, glabrous, roughened with a hand-lens, yellow-orange, drying reddish-orange to reddish-brown, forming a tough, membranous film on the substrate; context gelatinous, colored like the cap, tending to liquify with age; odor and taste not distinctive.

Spores
Spores 18.0-23.0 x 6.5-8.0 µm, oblong to slightly curved, smooth, thin-walled, contents granular, up to seven septa at maturity; spores pale-yellow in deposit.

Habitat
Scattered to clustered on decorticated conifer wood, or emerging from bark cracks; fruiting throughout the winter months after rainy periods; common.

Edibility
Edible.

Comments
Dacrymyces palmatus is a yellow-orange jelly fungus which closely mimics Tremella aurantia, the common witch's butter. The two taxa are best told apart in the field by differences in habit and substrate. Tremella aurantia is a parasite of Stereum species and typically fruits with its host on hardwoods usually with intact bark. In contrast, Dacrymyces palmatus occurs on decorticated conifer wood and is not associated with Stereum species. Despite their similar appearance, the two taxa are actually distantly related as evidenced by their very different microscopic characters. Tremella aurantia has basidia which are longitudinally septate and ovate spores, while Dacrymyces palmatus has tuning-fork shaped basidia and multi-septate, curved-oblong spores.

Alboleptonia sericella - Fungi Species Armillaria mellea - Fungi Species Tremellodendropsis tuberosa - Fungi Species
Agaricus fusco-fibrillosus - Fungi Species Lepiota atrodisca - Fungi Species Mycena abramsii - Fungi Species
Hygrophorus eburneus - Fungi Species Agrocybe pediades - Fungi Species Beefsteak Morel: Gyromitra esculenta - Fungi Species
Dasyscyphus bicolor - Fungi Species Nidula niveotomentosa - Fungi Species Tricholoma atroviolaceum - Fungi Species
Hydnellum scrobiculatum - Fungi Species Rhodocollybia butyracea - Fungi Species Cortinarius vanduzerensis - Fungi Species
Ascocoryne sarcoides - Fungi Species Conocybe lactea - Fungi Species Eyelash Cup Fungus: Scutellinia scutellata - Fungi Species
Clitocybe odora - Fungi Species Agaricus semotus - Fungi Species Ascobolus furfuraceus - Fungi Species
Inocybe flocculosa - Fungi Species Pluteus petasatus - Fungi Species Geastrum saccatum - Fungi Species

Copyright © 2012