Observation 130525: Stemonitis Gled.
When: 2013-03-17
No herbarium specimen

Notes: this was found on a dry and crumbling redwood log; It had been touched to see what it was and it began growing these black “hairlike” projections which overnight turned into a solid mass of tarlike black “hairs”. I’d be interested in any comments.

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I was thinking something more sinister
By: Leslie Flint (Leslie F)
2013-03-21 10:57:03 PDT (-0700)

Indeed it does but if you look at my next observation (posted today) you will see the progression. I thought it was something ghoulish when I saw it!

Can’t help but have to say
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-03-21 10:48:46 PDT (-0700)

this looks like a dead insect ;)

By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2013-03-21 09:41:57 PDT (-0700)

a photograph that was not so close up might help here a little also… the columnella look like stemonitis, if a bit spaced out, and the said fusing together is typical. However I don’t recall ever witnessing the plasmodium hanging around at this stage. Usually it has dissipated completely. So don’t know who voted against it, but I wouldn’t rule this suggestion out.
It does also appear to look like a ‘scutllenia’ that has shrunken with some slime.

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