Observation 173990: Sporotrichopsis terrestris (Schulzer) Stalpers
When: 2014-08-14
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Strange aggregate of “clubs” with a thick white reticulate net on the outer surface; some “clubs” open at the top, presenting a smooth orange-brown surface. Cross-section shows the white net is several mm deep, so these are really tubes that have discontinuous edges on the outside. The “clubs” are solid and the inner core is firm. The white net bruises brown.

Growing on dirt path in woods close to a very large old oak tree.

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Anamorph of Abortiporus biennis
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2014-08-25 05:19:50 NZST (+1200)

This is a different stage of Abortiporus biennis.

No change in habit over time
By: peterichards
2014-08-19 08:13:36 NZST (+1200)

I checked this specimen again today, 4 days and some rain later, and there is basically no change in its appearance, so I don’t think it’s going to “mature” into something radically different.

Young shroom?
By: peterichards
2014-08-15 13:38:54 NZST (+1200)

I think Werdnus’ comment might be right on, and I had the same thought that this might be a juvenile stage of something. We have had nearly 2" of rain in the last five days after a three week fairly dry spell.

But the funny reticulation of the “clubs” and the depth of the reticulum on what should become the stem still suggests something unusual. Yes, I will check again in a few days.

BTW, my initial i.d. as Xylaria was based partly on seeing some black areas slightly depressed from the surface of the “net” – I later decided they were swept-up debris, not part of the mushroom structure.

This is a real leap, but could this be a really early Grifola frondosa? Time will tell.

hmmm
By: Roo Vandegrift (Werdnus)
2014-08-15 10:50:42 NZST (+1200)

I think you’ve got something young, but certainly not Xylaria — that reticulate net looks like pores to me, and the clubs that open out on top really look to be the developing tops to the mushrooms. Maybe check on them in a few days?

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