Observation 127874: Gloniopsis praelonga (Schwein.) Underw. & Earle
When: 2013-02-06
Collection location: Braga, Portugal [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen

Notes: On a tree bark – Leptospermum scoparium

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Based on microscopic features: hyaline muriform ascospores

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By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-03-19 16:07:12 EDT (-0400)

is too strong, at least is always useful to discover a new (for us) specie, specially when it goes unnoticed in the eyes of a common mortal.

By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-03-19 15:59:46 EDT (-0400)

that’s the way life goes ;)
I may have found some undescribed species in my life but as long as no one will describe them as new it is to the greater part useless :D

By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-03-19 15:51:01 EDT (-0400)

I was thinking I had a gem in the garden and finally got a specie so common that I can not even make money with it lol. Thank you :) Gerhard

Now it is official ;)
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-03-19 08:02:34 EDT (-0400)

With the use of following key


I have arrived to the conclusion that your find is nothing but aforementioned Gloniopsis praelonga. In the key it is even said that it has been found on Eucalyptus too and seems to be very widely distributed.

By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-02-11 17:28:26 EST (-0500)

it seems that many things are upside down in terms of nomenclature…but it is for a good cause. Thank you :)

It is Gloniopsis
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-11 15:20:38 EST (-0500)

but Gloniopsis in the old sense has been splitted even into different familiae as it seems.
I cannot settle on species level now.
I have to take it to Vienna. There is no useful key for determining Gloniopsis species, neither in my literature available nor on the internet for now. At me I just find two common species. Would this be a find from my area I would call it Gloniopsis praelonga. I will take it to Vienna when I go there in two weeks again.

By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-02-11 15:03:53 EST (-0500)

That article is almost chinese to me. Can you make a clear resume?

I’m speaking of it in classic sense
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-11 14:41:02 EST (-0500)

because I just stumbled upon an abstract:


To verify with this publication I would have to give it to an expert … there seems to be nothing as it has been ;)

Hello Elsa,
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-11 14:22:16 EST (-0500)

your observation is just under work.
Genus seems to be almost certain Gloniopsis.
Species still not clear.

By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-06 12:33:25 EST (-0500)

My addy is:


If it is dried just put it in an solid envelope (it would be good to know which tree). If it is fresh you should wrap it into a wet paper handkerchief or stanniol paper (but then it should arrive in two days a priority) …
Better to dry it in before. I guess you do not have an exsiccator (dryer) or a heater?

Of course I
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-02-06 12:21:34 EST (-0500)

don’t mind. It’s on a tree from my garden… unfortunately the tree died this year. email me the address and instructions of how to package it, if you don’t mind.

It’s a real pity!!!!
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-06 12:14:02 EST (-0500)

This is a fungus from the Hysteriales. There are very interesting and beautiful species and genera like Hysterium, Glonium, Gloniopsis, Hysterographium, Mytilinidion, Lophium, Rhytidhysterion and so on … if you cannot afford a microscope would you mind to send samples of interesting fungi to experts for verifying them?
This one for example I would like to determine. I love this group of fungi.

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