No Common Name Tremellodendropsis tuberosa (Greville) D. A. Crawford    Synonyms: Aphelaria tuberosa, Aphelaria tuberosa.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Tremellomycetes   >   Order Tremellales   >   Family Tremellodendropsidaceae   >   Genus Tremellodendropsis   

Status:

Found in solitary, scattered, groups on well-rotted woody debris in hardwood or mixed forests.

Description:

Fruiting body: Small, white / buff; cylindrical to somewhat flattened white branches with brown tips in age; fibrous, tough, often fused at bases, tops may be intertwined. Stalk: White to light brown, smooth; flesh white, tough. Several of these small, sparingly-branched corals cannot be safely identified by macro characteristics alone. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 3 records in the project database.

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Tremellodendropsis tuberosa in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/31/2018). (c) Katherine Thorington, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Katherine Thorington via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Tremellodendropsis tuberosa (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/8/2018). Specimens verified by Michael Kuo. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Tremellodendropsis tuberosa (older fruiting bodies removed from substrate) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/8/2018). Specimens verified by Michael Kuo. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Tremellodendropsis tuberosa specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (8/8/2018). Fusiform, smooth, hyaline; measured (14.8) 17.5-19.2 (20.7) x 4.9-6.6 (7.3).rn Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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