Observation 107817: Daldinia Ces. & De Not.

When: 2012-08-30

Collection location: James H. Barrow Field Station, Hiram, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)

No specimen available

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Used references: “The D. concentrica group comprises the type species and several related taxa that are typically distributed in mild temperate and subtropical climates of western and southern Europe; some related taxa occur in tropical Africa and in the Southern Hemisphere. They have so far not been found in the Americas and the temperate regions of Asia, despite diligent search. All previous records of “D. concentrica“ from Asia and America obviously need to be revised.” http://www.studiesinmycology.org/...

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While growing Lentinula edodes on Alnus rubra
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-08-31 19:04:46 CDT (-0400)

had several logs which also produced Daldinia concentrica. In less than a week (4 days?) the ball turned black and the interiors had become pure black too. Young specimens oddly smelled rather appetizing/pleasant, and still had some white among the rings, as this obs. has.

Thanks Daniel
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-08-31 12:18:19 CDT (-0400)

Usually by the time I find them they are black from spores.

Nice photo, Walt.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-08-31 11:32:23 CDT (-0400)

Nice to see the interior. Usually a little difficult to section Daldinias. But this specimen looks either very very young or with an odd surface. I’m guessing here based on my own cultivation experience with these: less than a week old?

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