Observation 195227: Tolypocladium longisegmentum (Ginns) Quandt, Kepler & Spatafora

When: 2014-12-30

Collection location: Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Troy (Troy)

No specimen available

Follow up to observation 194797.

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I could be wrong…
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-01-04 02:15:15 CST (+0800)

but I think you will only need your knife, Troy.

Elaphomyces are often close to the surface, and usually plentiful. I found a single Noble fir that had possibly 300 fruiting within 1 inch of the surface, and many of them were visible on the soil surface.

Once you have an uninfected Elaphomyces in hand, you need to cut if open to show the interior as close as possible. The layers of the peridium, the presence of spore pockets in the peridium (or absence), and the maturity of the spore mass should give a good indication of what species you have.

I will
By: Troy (Troy)
2015-01-03 08:57:10 CST (+0800)

I will try to dig up a few. I only had a small knife with me when I dug up this one and I chopped up a few stipes trying to get to the host so I’ll bring a trowel with me next time.

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-12-31 11:16:20 CST (+0800)

would really like to see the host Elaphomyces added as a separate observation. Especially the interior, if possible. There should be other specimens very nearby.

Created: 2014-12-31 07:20:32 CST (+0800)
Last modified: 2015-01-03 09:10:07 CST (+0800)
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