Observation 196294: Sordariomycetes O.E. Erikss. & Winka
When: 2015-01-14
Herbarium specimen reported
0 Sequences

Black spot set into a violet-stained area of tissue under the peeling bark of a hardwood branch (maybe tanoak, maybe large poison oak)?

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By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-03-12 12:02:49 PDT (-0700)

little black dots in amongst that purple, hard to see in the photo. Whether they are pseudo or otherwise I cannot weigh in on.
I found something very similar in the Swiss Asco book, but forgot to note the name.
And I lost the stick because it looked a lot like well, a stick. It’s probably in my yard somewhere…

By: Roo Vandegrift (Werdnus)
2015-03-12 00:29:40 PDT (-0700)

I saw this when it was posted, and couldn’t really tell anything from the photos — it sort of looks pseudotheciate instead of peritheciate, doesn’t it? Might be some sort of Loculoascomycete.

does not
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-03-12 00:24:12 PDT (-0700)

resemble anything I know of in Xylariaceae, unless the black dots are separate from the purple, in which case we’d need to see them in greater detail. Werdnus?

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