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Life

Observer

cintylee

Date

October 16, 2021 08:54 AM CDT
True Slime Molds - Photo (c) kim fleming, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
knotwood's ID: True Slime Molds (Class Myxomycetes)
Added on October 19, 2021
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Artist's Brackets, Reishi, and Allies (Genus Ganoderma)

Observer

sandlin_s_025

Date

October 16, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

Description

Bracket Fungi

Artist's Brackets, Reishi, and Allies - Photo (c) Jessica, some rights reserved (CC BY)
knotwood's ID: Artist's Brackets, Reishi, and Allies (Genus Ganoderma)
Added on October 19, 2021
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What

Amanita Sect. Caesareae (Section Caesareae)

Observer

kennedyhtx

Date

October 15, 2021 04:39 PM CDT

Place

Conroe (Google, OSM)
Amanita Sect. Caesareae - Photo (c) Christian Schwarz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
knotwood's ID: Amanita Sect. Caesareae (Section Caesareae)
Added on October 19, 2021
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What

Gold Dust Lichens (Genus Chrysothrix)

Observer

trotsenko_p_907

Date

October 17, 2021 03:10 PM EDT

Description

Chrysothrix candelaris, commonly known as the mustard powder lichen or gold dust lichen,is a species of lichen in the family Chrysotrichaceae. It typically grows on tree bark.

This lichen is widespread and common in the United Kingdom, being found on the bark of deciduous trees, especially rugged old specimens, such as sycamore, alder, oak, willow, beech, and Pinus species, normally in dry shaded parts. and occasionally on the sheltered faces of siliceous rocks.

Gold Dust Lichens - Photo no rights reserved
knotwood's ID: Gold Dust Lichens (Genus Chrysothrix)
Added on October 19, 2021
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What

Splitgill Mushroom (Schizophyllum commune)

Observer

lightning_whelk

Date

October 9, 2021 08:41 AM CDT
Splitgill Mushroom - Photo (c) Grey Smith, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
knotwood's ID: Splitgill Mushroom (Schizophyllum commune)
Added on October 19, 2021
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What

Shelf Fungi (Order Polyporales)

Observer

cindee1

Date

October 18, 2021 09:30 AM UTC
Ganoderma sessile - Photo (c) vickiedenicola, all rights reserved
knotwood's ID: Ganoderma sessile, a member of Ganoderma Lucidum Complex (Subgenus Ganoderma)
Added on October 19, 2021
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Observer

aheaton

Date

October 18, 2021 10:21 AM CDT
Trametes lactinea - Photo (c) jadehecht, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
knotwood's ID: Trametes lactinea, a member of Bracket Fungi (Family Polyporaceae)
Added on October 19, 2021
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What

Christmas Lichen (Herpothallon rubrocinctum)

Observer

thakur_a_13

Date

October 16, 2021 02:25 PM EDT

Description

Visual: The organism was approximately 1 inch in length and width. It had an irregular and circular elongated shape. A red outline encircled the shape of the organism. In the middle, there was a gradient of white and red color. The organism was spread out flat on the tree and had a textured surface.
Defining characteristics: This organism consists of a body called the thallus, an outer fungal layer called the cortex, and an inner layer called the medulla. These are defining characteristics of a lichen. It is commonly known as a Christmas lichen, which is identifiable due to its red and white coloration. It's from the genus Herpothallun and has the scientific name Herpothallon rubrocinctum.
Habitat: This organism was found on a tree's rough surface. It is distributed throughout the coastal plains, Florida, and in the U.S. woodlands and forests.

Reference: Ways of Enlichenment. URL: https://www.waysofenlichenment.net/lichens/Herpothallon%20rubrocinctum

Christmas Lichen - Photo (c) Mary Keim, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
knotwood's ID: Christmas Lichen (Herpothallon rubrocinctum)
Added on October 19, 2021
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What

Brittlegills (Genus Russula)

Observer

topel_h_3

Date

September 12, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

Description

Visual Description: Around 2 inches in diameter. Top of the cap is dark red and the gills are white. The stem is also white.
Defining Characteristics: A fungi because it is a nonmotile heterotrophic organism that has chitin.
Habitat: Was found in a grassy area in an urban parking lot, many mushrooms of different kinds were near it.
Reference:http://arborist.forest.usf.edu/floridafungi
(later addition to project, did not know couldn't use initial observation)

Brittlegills - Photo (c) Damon Tighe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
knotwood's ID: Brittlegills (Genus Russula)
Added on October 19, 2021
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Christmas Lichen (Herpothallon rubrocinctum)

Observer

flawoody747

Date

October 2021
Christmas Lichen - Photo (c) Mary Keim, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
knotwood's ID: Christmas Lichen (Herpothallon rubrocinctum)
Added on October 19, 2021
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What

Evans' Deer Moss (Cladonia evansii)

Observer

nate107

Date

October 16, 2021 01:28 PM EDT
Evans' Deer Moss - Photo (c) kucycads, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Kenneth Bader
knotwood's ID: Evans' Deer Moss (Cladonia evansii)
Added on October 19, 2021
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Observer

cbremer

Date

October 18, 2021 03:39 PM UTC
Earthballs - Photo (c) katjustis, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
knotwood's ID: Earthballs (Genus Scleroderma)
Added on October 19, 2021
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What

Golden Reishi (Ganoderma curtisii)

Observer

ellis_t_13

Date

October 18, 2021 03:11 PM EDT

Description

Visual description- the cap is a mixture of red and orange and slightly glossy. The stalk coming out of the tree is a darker red/brown. The cap has a clam-like shape. The underside of the cap is white and has small pores.
Habitat- This was located growing from a large tree at USF Tampa campus.
Defining characteristics- I classified this fungi in genus Ganoderma due to it's shelf and clam-like shape and the glossy appearance of the top of the cap
For further identification, I believe this could be classified as G.curtisii, I'm just not positive.
Reference-https://www.tyrantfarms.com/reishi-mushrooms-how-to-find-id-use-with-recipe/

Golden Reishi - Photo (c) williammay1972, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
knotwood's ID: Golden Reishi (Ganoderma curtisii)
Added on October 19, 2021
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What

Christmas Lichen (Herpothallon rubrocinctum)

Observer

pateld009

Date

October 15, 2021 04:32 PM EDT

Description

Visual Description: The Christmas Lichen is a fungus that radiates a bright red and green color. The red color encircles the thallus and can be seen as a "wreath". The lichen ranged from different sizes of half an inch to to seven inches. The lichen was found on the upper portion of the tree.

Defining Characteristics: This organism is a fungus or indicated as a lichen due to its lack of leaves. This species of lichen is a bright red and green and has a wreath like appearance to it.

Habitat: The Christmas Lichen can be found on the Gulf Coast of the US and down through Mexico and Central America. This lichen can also preside in Florida up to North Carolina. This specific lichen was found in Lettuce Lake Park. These lichens preside in more tropical climates and have exposure to lots of sun and moisture.

Reference: https://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/dec2006.html

Christmas Lichen - Photo (c) Mary Keim, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
knotwood's ID: Christmas Lichen (Herpothallon rubrocinctum)
Added on October 19, 2021
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What

Hairy Hexagonia (Hexagonia hydnoides)

Observer

roberts_j011

Date

October 18, 2021 05:26 PM EDT

Description

Visual Description: Shelf-like shaped about the size of a quarter. Brown in color with hairy like texture.

Defining Characteristics: This is a fungi that breaks down wood. It is easily recognized by its brown hairy texture.

Habitat: growing alone or gregariously on the deadwood of hardwoods. Moist conditions also favor growth.

Reference: https://www.mushroomexpert.com/hexagonia_hydnoides.html

Hairy Hexagonia - Photo (c) Jason Hollinger, some rights reserved (CC BY)
knotwood's ID: Hairy Hexagonia (Hexagonia hydnoides)
Added on October 19, 2021
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What

Brittlegills (Genus Russula)

Observer

pateld009

Date

October 15, 2021 05:02 PM EDT
Brittlegills - Photo (c) Damon Tighe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
knotwood's ID: Brittlegills (Genus Russula)
Added on October 19, 2021
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What

Evans' Deer Moss (Cladonia evansii)

Observer

pateld009

Date

October 15, 2021 04:40 PM EDT
Evans' Deer Moss - Photo (c) kucycads, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Kenneth Bader
knotwood's ID: Evans' Deer Moss (Cladonia evansii)
Added on October 19, 2021
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What

Life

Observer

delisio_j_21

Date

October 18, 2021 04:13 PM UTC

Description

Visual Description: The Lichen covered the circumference of the trunk of the tree, about 1 1/2 feet up the trunk. It was dust like in texture. The color was a medium/light greenish yellowish. It was scattered along the trunk of the tree.
Defining characteristics: This organism is Lichen. It is found on the bark of trees. A lot of the time it is found on the bottom of the tree as it is more shaded there. It is known for its greenish-yellow color and dust-like appearance.
Habitat: This Lichen was found on a trail leading up to the boardwalk in Lettuce Lake Park in Tampa, FL. It is a very woodsy trail with lots of trees and plants. Typically this organism ranges from North America, Hungary, Scotland, and Latvia.
Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6171421/

Mosses - Photo (c) Jason Michael Crockwell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
knotwood's ID: Mosses (Phylum Bryophyta)
Added on October 19, 2021
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Observer

karat_g_13

Date

October 18, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

Description

This organism that I was able to capture a picture of is a Cryptothecia Lichen. It is circular shaped and contains a majority of white pigment. It slightly has a pigment of light green within the white pigment. It is located on the bark of the tree. It spreads in a circle or widely distributes itself in a clump around the tree bark. "This organism usually grows less than one millimeter; however, it has grown up to four millimeters long" (Volk, 2006). I found Cryptothecia at Lettuce Lake Park. Numerous trees in this area consisted of this type of lichen. This organism is native to the Gulf Coast of the United States, Mexico, and Central America. “It is also found on the coastal plain of Florida and North Carolina” (Volk, 2006).

Reference:
Volk, T. (2006, December). Cryptothecia rubrocincta, the Christmas lichen-- Tom Volk's fungus of the Month for December 2006. Retrieved October 18, 2021, from https://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/dec2006.html.

Cryptothecia - Photo (c) Alison Northup, some rights reserved (CC BY)
knotwood's ID: Genus Cryptothecia, a member of Higher Ascomycetes (Subphylum Pezizomycotina)
Added on October 19, 2021
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Oyster Mushrooms (Genus Pleurotus)

Observer

cae1

Date

October 18, 2021 01:58 PM EDT
Oyster Mushrooms - Photo (c) yoshieslunchbox, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
knotwood's ID: Oyster Mushrooms (Genus Pleurotus)
Added on October 19, 2021
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Observer

cae1

Date

October 18, 2021 02:25 PM EDT
Trentepohlia - Photo (c) Thomas Laxton, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
knotwood's ID: Genus Trentepohlia, a member of Orange Terrestrial Algae (Order Trentepohliales)
Added on October 19, 2021
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What

Jack-o'-lantern Mushrooms (Genus Omphalotus)

Observer

bkrangel

Date

October 18, 2021 06:19 PM EDT
Jack-o'-lantern Mushrooms - Photo (c) Chris, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
knotwood's ID: Jack-o'-lantern Mushrooms (Genus Omphalotus)
Added on October 19, 2021
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Observer

kim_m_903

Date

October 15, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

Description

Visual Description: The organism was brown tan color on top with a grey white color underneath. The shape was half circular and flat at the top. Each were all different sizes, with the largest being about a foot in length and the smallest about five inches.
Habitat: This organism was found growing on a tree that was in a moist wooded area.
Reference: https://www.centralcoastbiodiversity.org/bracket-fungi-eg-ganoderma-species.html
https://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/artists-fungus-0

Ganoderma applanatum - Photo (c) Stephany Gale, all rights reserved
knotwood's ID: Complex Ganoderma applanatum, a member of Ganoderma Subg. Elfvingia (Subgenus Elfvingia)
Added on October 19, 2021
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What

Shelf Fungi (Order Polyporales)

Observer

hasty_e_11

Date

October 16, 2021 05:25 PM EDT

Description

Visual Description: An orange fungus about three inches across and two inches out from the log it grows on. There is a smaller specimen underneath the larger fungus. The fungi are flat on top and curved down underneath. They are only about two centimeters thick and very thin at the edges.

Descriptive Characteristics: The fungi are orange colored with their thinner shape and thickness. They grow like shelves along the bark.

Habitat: These mushrooms were found on a fallen log that had started to decay. This log had fallen in the wooded area near the Ichetucknee Springs in central Florida. These fungi grow in a variety of areas across North America, particularly across the central and eastern regions.

Reference: https://www.mushroomexpert.com/pycnoporus_cinnabarinus.html

Shelf Fungi - Photo (c) skitterbug, some rights reserved (CC BY)
knotwood's ID: Shelf Fungi (Order Polyporales)
Added on October 19, 2021
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Evans' Deer Moss (Cladonia evansii)

Observer

smaldone_c_903

Date

October 18, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

Description

Visual description: Evans’ deer moss was formed into round, oval-liked shapes ranging from approximately 2-3.5 inches in diameter and about an inch tall. The moss had a spongy look to it. It was white with a slight hint of green and gray.

Defining characteristics: This organism is a lichen. It is a mix of algae and fungi growing together

Habitat: This lichen was found near a freshwater marsh at Lettuce Lake Park in Tampa, FL. They are most commonly found in open grass areas and woodland areas throughout Southern Florida and Cuba.

Reference: Wild South Florida
http://www.wildsouthflorida.com/powderpuff.lichen.html

Evans' Deer Moss - Photo (c) kucycads, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Kenneth Bader
knotwood's ID: Evans' Deer Moss (Cladonia evansii)
Added on October 19, 2021
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Hairy Hexagonia (Hexagonia hydnoides)

Observer

cheysquid

Date

October 16, 2021 02:36 PM UTC
Hairy Hexagonia - Photo (c) Jason Hollinger, some rights reserved (CC BY)
knotwood's ID: Hairy Hexagonia (Hexagonia hydnoides)
Added on October 19, 2021
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Brittlegills (Genus Russula)

Observer

alecc

Date

September 5, 2021 02:20 PM CDT
Brittlegills - Photo (c) Damon Tighe, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
knotwood's ID: Brittlegills (Genus Russula)
Added on October 19, 2021
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Common Lichens (Class Lecanoromycetes)

Observer

makinano_a_012

Date

October 18, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

Description

Visual Description: This lichen was around 6 inches in length and 5 inches in width. It spread across the bottom parts of this tree trunk. It’s grey and blue in color and surrounded by green organisms. It looks to be a bit course and bumpy in texture. There are also many spots in between that the lichen did not grow on.
Defining Characteristics: This organism is a lichen. Its bluish grey color is a key characteristic in defining this organism. Also, its bumps and ridges are a key indicator in determining the type of species it belongs to. An important aspect of this observation is that these types of organisms are primarily found on tree bark.
Habitat: This organism is primarily found on tree bark and rocks. Depending on the type of lichen, they require different amounts of sunlight and nutrients within the atmosphere. This particular lichen was found on a walkway near the Holly Apartments on the USF Tampa Campus.
Reference: United States Department of Agriculture
URL: https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/beauty/lichens/habitat.shtml

Common Lichens - Photo (c) J Brew, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
knotwood's ID: Common Lichens (Class Lecanoromycetes)
Added on October 19, 2021
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Hongos (Kingdom Fungi)

Observer

i_am_elmo

Date

October 19, 2021 01:32 PM UTC
Fungi Including Lichens - Photo (c) pbertner, all rights reserved
knotwood's ID: Hongos (Kingdom Fungi)
Added on October 19, 2021
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Pineapple Bolete (Boletellus ananas)

Observer

steven_dm

Date

October 9, 2021 10:40 AM EDT
Pineapple Bolete - Photo (c) Alex Abair, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
knotwood's ID: Pineapple Bolete (Boletellus ananas)
Added on October 19, 2021
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