Observation 212844: Xylaria comosa group
When: 2015-06-17
(0.6755° -76.4443° 238m)
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Stipe: 1.2 cm x 0.1 cm
Stromata: ~0.4cm diameter

On small stick ~1.5 cm in diameter on forest floor

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Ascospores @ 400x with scale bar included

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Recognized by sight
75% (3)
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Recognized by sight: Capitate, scales of white/cream coloured outer surface persistant, cracked into regular scales.

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Xylaria aff. comosa sensu Laessoe
By: Josh Kielsmeier-Cook (Josh KC)
2015-08-17 12:55:56 PDT (-0700)

Looking more closely at Laessoe 1999 treatment of the group I can see that this does belong here for the time being.

Distinct from X. comosa
By: Josh Kielsmeier-Cook (Josh KC)
2015-08-15 06:43:50 PDT (-0700)

I believe this has to be either very loosely included in the comosa group or it is something completely different. The stromata are more globose and the stipes lack the pubescent hairs of comosa. I’ll check to see if I have spores.

Created: 2015-08-14 13:06:47 PDT (-0700)
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