Observation 205720: Xylaria Hill ex Schrank
When: 2015-05-30

Notes: Several clusters of varying sizes growing in soggy depressed area surrounding large (dying) Crab Tree root that has surfaced. This is a “naturalized” area on residential property that has had little maintenance for years. Nearby tree associates: Ash and Oak. Young specimens are covered with a white “down” that easily transfers to hands. Color underneath is charcoal-gray/black. Individual fruit bodies are tough/rubbery. I believe it is either Telephora palmata or T. anthocephala. I’m leaning toward the latter, but have been unable to find any mention of guttation (visible in first 3 photos) in descriptions of either species … or the genus for that matter. More research to follow; any tips for resources would be greatly appreciated.

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Proposed Names

16% (2)
Eye3
Used references: Arora’s MD, Phillips’ “Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America”, MO observations # 71674 and 23778
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Eyes3
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Thanks, Danny. That was my first impression when
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2015-06-14 21:27:28 IST (+0530)

I spotted these specimens but could not find any reference linking this obvious guttation to Xylaria. Good to have you back; have missed all of your informative comments.

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