Fungi fd. 1/25/03
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Wed Feb 19 04:38:29 EST 2003
Daniel B. Wheeler wrote:
> "Jerry C" <ja_cooper at hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:<SQn2a.83138$F63.1701274 at news.xtra.co.nz>...
>> All Tremella spp., sensu stricto, are parasites on other
>> fungi (even if it isn't obvious). In the case of T. mesenterica in
>> Britain the host is corticioid.
>> Jerry Cooper
> Thanks for posting Jerry.
> I followed your reply all the way thru until the last word.
> Corticioid. Never heard of it. It seems to be a reference to
> Cortinarius? If so, that's the first time I've ever heard of a
> Cortinarius sps. growing on either Douglas-fir stumps or logs: the
> typical location of where I find T. messenterica. I don't believe I've
> ever found it growing as a parasite on a Cortinarius mushroom.
> So...I'm guessing this is another word I'm going to have to learn.
> Someone feel like enlightening me?
Corticioid will be of the family Corticiacae, which are the resupinate
crust-like fungi usually found growing on wood. It is a fairly big family,
of absolutely no culinary interest whatsoever.
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