Observation 165405: Xylariaceae Tul. & C. Tul.
When: 2014-05-17
No herbarium specimen

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Recognized by sight: even this level of ID is ambitious without closer detail on the perithecia, cross section, and/or micro.

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Old Carbon Balls?
By: Mike Hopping (AvlMike)
2014-05-17 16:15:31 PDT (-0700)

The consistently cushiony shape and bumpy surface look more like a Daldinia species to me. Those I find in Western North Carolina blacken with age and are often surrounded by a sooty deposit. The tale would be told by sectioning one of the lumps vertically. If you see alternating black and white rings inside, it’s a Daldinia.

But I’m also happy to be educated if you know something I don’t.

Created: 2014-05-17 09:00:20 PDT (-0700)
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