Observation 172852: Xylobotryum Pat.
When: 2014-08-07
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I thought this was a Xylaria at first glance. But something is amiss. Note that micrope shots, two-celled ascospores, and the apical apparatus of the asci did not stain in melzers. As far as I can tell, the spores are 10-20 um, but this is far from certain, didn´t have a reticle. Apologies for the poor quality, the light source for the microscope was literally my headlamp jammed under the field condenser, and my camera is perpetually fogged up here at the reserve.

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two celled?
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large complex stromata
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This is a horrible image I know, but it is interesting because this fungus is underwater here. It developed in the water, from a woody substrate.
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where is the apical apparatus?

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-08-18 22:01:06 PDT (-0700)

I saw the thread of emails. we found oodles of this at Los Cedros, easily belonging to two (or more) species. observations forthcoming.

Thank you Mr. Newman!
By: Daniel Thomas (DanThomas)
2014-08-14 15:06:06 PDT (-0700)

Agreed. Xylobotryum it is. Dr. Ju and Roo second this.

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