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Late Fall Oyster Mushroom

Sarcomyxa serotina

Description:

Many of these fruiting bodies were on the branches of this tree. They are tan with tan gills and a very small stem. The cap is kidney-shaped. They were extremely waterlogged and most were eaten up by slugs, but I still managed to get a spore print, which was white. This was my first time seeing these in Kodiak, and I was a little surprised to see them here.

Habitat:

Dead alder tree (still standing) in a wet, low part of a Sitka Spruce forest. In this low spot there were a few alders, but in the drier areas the forest is almost completely dominated by Sitka Spruce


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1 Comment

Tukup
Tukup 3 months ago

Another great spotting Machi. And I appreciate your write-ups.

Machi
Spotted by
Machi

Alaska, USA

Lat: 57.82, Long: -152.40

Spotted on Nov 7, 2019
Submitted on Dec 4, 2019

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