Identification: They may not be fungi at all

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by David Tang, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. David Tang

    David Tang Active Member

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    Strange looking droplet like blobs, 8mm & 5mm in size.
    Looks like fluid filled and surface covered in part with white
    skin. Don't want to poke it before having it IDed first !
     

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    thanrose Active Member 10 Years

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    Thumbnail or close up, they both look to me like resin drips from conifers. Be interesting to hear what the mycologists think.
     
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    Frog Rising Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    The second one seems clearly resin drips as Thanrose says. The first one seems ambiguous (re the almost patterned goosebumps on the surface, right side) but perhaps that is just because I have not seen surface detail that close of a resin drip?

    Also, while there are many resinicolous fungi, as well as some fungi that cause trees to exude, I'm not sure how to tell when the whitish covering is normal drying resin colour change and when it is related to fungi, either colonization or other. When the resin turns other colours there are other diagnostic clues about this. I expect one of the tree/shrub specialists in the forums would know.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Paging @Michael F - can you tell if this is conifer resin?
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Regarding "the almost patterned goosebumps on the surface, right side". I think that is just a continuation of the water droplets.
     
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    I agree those are continuation of the water drops.
     
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    Will get back to see the progress 1 week later.
     

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