Observation 167978: Stemonitis Gled.
When: 2014-06-20
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

about 1/2" high, small for S. axifera

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: It looks like these are growing on a living plant matter and they seem brown in color.
56% (1)
Recognized by sight: Sporangia are brown with a purplish hue. The capillitium are tapering to a point at the apex and the hypothallus is dark brown to black.

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By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-08-19 22:08:06 EDT (-0400)

great photos. :)

No need to check.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2014-08-19 20:58:31 EDT (-0400)

These seem to closely fit the description of Stemonitis herbatica from: https://www.bookiejar.com/...
The color, the Columella tapering to a point at the top and growing over living plant matter fit. The only other one it might be is Stemonitis carolinensis because you said the algae was on a log.

Thanks Phil, Thomas
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-08-19 20:49:25 EDT (-0400)

These are growing on an algae encrusted log about 6" in diameter. If you press me, I would guess Box Elder (Acer negundo) but it could be Tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) If it is important to this identification, I can check.

Martin, what were these growing on?
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2014-08-19 20:15:23 EDT (-0400)


Nice photos
By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2014-06-20 21:31:52 EDT (-0400)

They look like Disney characters at a ballroom dance.

Created: 2014-06-20 20:27:19 EDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2014-08-21 17:05:16 EDT (-0400)
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