Observation 24145: Libertella faginea Desm.
When: 2009-08-09
Collection location: Slovenia [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen

Notes: hairy, curly structure extends to ~ 3-4 cm in lenght. On fagus sylvatica wood

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It’s an imperfect fungus, the anamorph of a pyrenomycete as already written below
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-08-10 13:30:19 PDT (-0700)
L. faginea
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-08-10 07:34:26 PDT (-0700)

Is this a fungus or a lichen ???

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-08-09 21:07:02 PDT (-0700)

WOW – what a strange fungus. Nice to see photos of it.

Libertella faginea
By: BubikolRamios
2009-08-09 17:45:44 PDT (-0700)

Thanks Gerhard. From ‘wild about britain’ page:

This is what is known as Libertella faginea – it is the conidial state (asexual state) of an ascomycete fungus (probably a species of Quaternaria) which is hidden in or under the bark of the tree!

Maybe Libertella faginea, the anamorph of a pyrenomycete …
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-08-09 16:35:47 PDT (-0700)
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2009-08-09 11:17:42 PDT (-0700)

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