Fungi fd. 1/25/03

Daniel B. Wheeler dwheeler at
Mon Feb 24 05:18:26 EST 2003

"e.hutton" <caterpillar at> wrote in message news:<ftbr2b.tp4.ln at localhost.localdomain>...
> Daniel B. Wheeler wrote:
> > "Jerry C" <ja_cooper at> wrote in message
> > news:<SQn2a.83138$F63.1701274 at>...
>  snip...
> >> 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.
Would Stereum sps. be part of the family? I did find a varety of this
growing near the T. messenterica of one stump, but didn't notice it at
all locations.

Daniel B. Wheeler

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