Observation 211856: Xylaria Hill ex Schrank

When: 2015-08-02

Collection location: Gainesville, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Sarah Prentice

No specimen available

Found on a decaying hickory tree.

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Recognized by sight: Light colored stromata with hollow interior
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By: Sarah Prentice
2015-08-11 14:50:24 PDT (-0700)

Uploaded four additional photos.

Let’s be conservative…
By: Roo Vandegrift (Werdnus)
2015-08-07 00:00:45 PDT (-0700)

Without mature stromata, it is nearly impossible to confidently identify Xylaria species. And even with fully mature material, careful microscopic examination of the spores is usually required. Florida has a great diversity of Xylaria, probably the highest in the USA: let’s not jump to conclusions. This is certainly a Xylaria. What species is it? There is absolutely no way to say with confidence: even if we had the physical material in front of us, it would be a Xylaria sp., because the perithecia are not mature.

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