Observation 109653: Xylaria Hill ex Schrank

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Creciendo sobre ascocarpo de Xylaria sp.
Creciendo sobre ascocarpo de Xylaria sp.
Creciendo sobre ascocarpo de Xylaria sp.

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Recognized by sight: Based on spore shape and size, plus production on surface of the sporocarp. This particular observation appears to also be parasitized, but I have no idea of what is doing the parasitizing.

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Gratias, Eduardo.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-09-15 01:27:56 CDT (-0400)

Interior photos show anything but what I was expecting to see. I think you are correct in calling this Xylaria. It really doesn’t look much like Xylaria to me, but the spores are at least reasponably close.

By: Eduardo A. Esquivel Rios (Eduardo27)
2012-09-14 21:27:51 CDT (-0400)

El interior parece estar muy dañado por insectos, pero anexo las fotos.

Are the spores from the affected exterior? Or from the fungus itself?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-09-14 19:19:18 CDT (-0400)

Can you section the ascocarp and display what the interior looks like?

The exterior does not look like a Xylaria to me. It looks degraded sphericules.

Still need size data. Photo of interior would be appreciated.

By: Eduardo A. Esquivel Rios (Eduardo27)
2012-09-14 18:24:05 CDT (-0400)

Si, es una Xylaria creciendo sobre un tronco muerto, habia otros ascocarpos pero solo este estaba con este crecimiento extraño.

Size? Interior?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-09-14 17:54:56 CDT (-0400)

Judging just from the outside, this looks similar to a parasitized Pisolithus. Which in itself would be rather interesting, since I’ve never seen one parasitized before.

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