Observation 198013: Fungi Bartl.
When: 2015-02-04
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I’m not sure what this is. It seems to be soft, like mycellium, but structured like a fruiting body. I think I have seen it before, but only on small bits and I didn’t take much notice. This patch is covering a log that is over 1 metre in length (about 4 ft). It took over a week to reach this stage and it is still growing.
Any ideas?

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-03-10 11:38:20 PDT (-0700)
Not them
By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2015-02-09 00:21:46 PST (-0800)

I know those and they are different. I’m sure this is mycellium, similar to the first one you posted.

Hello. Some docs.
2015-02-08 12:51:05 PST (-0800)
It looks the same
By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2015-02-06 17:54:36 PST (-0800)

I’m going to take a sample and then hopefully get a DNA sequence done, so I should find out which fungi it is. I’ll also keep that log to see if it fruits at some stage.

Hello, see also;
2015-02-06 17:40:00 PST (-0800)
I did think of that
By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2015-02-04 00:37:10 PST (-0800)

but Xylaria are more structured than this. Tom May suggested something like Athelia

By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2015-02-03 23:58:24 PST (-0800)


By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2015-02-03 20:20:04 PST (-0800)

i’ve been looking for the past 3 hrs. and still have no idea.

cool observation. as usual.

By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2015-02-03 20:08:56 PST (-0800)

I’m now hoping it will fruit. It’s growing where I see it every day, so I could get lucky.

That was my guess
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-02-03 19:46:26 PST (-0800)

but wow, it’s a tremendous patch of mycelium!

Mycelium?? That’s wicked! :)
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2015-02-03 19:21:06 PST (-0800)
New pictures
By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2015-02-03 18:41:16 PST (-0800)

I’ve added a couple of photos. I now think it is a mycellium, not fruiting bodies. Why it grows like this I don’t know.

I believe it was Dimitar
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-02-03 17:22:41 PST (-0800)

who said it this way: “Consider the source”

Woah, this is a Multiclavula???
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2015-02-03 17:16:51 PST (-0800)

Are we sure MO isn’t missing a name change?

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