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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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: teleomorph name, proposed for searchability
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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 16:30:19 CDT (-0400)
L. faginea
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-08-10 10:34:26 CDT (-0400)

Is this a fungus or a lichen ???

Strange!
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-08-10 00:07:02 CDT (-0400)

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

Libertella faginea
By: BubikolRamios
2009-08-09 20:45:44 CDT (-0400)

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 19:35:47 CDT (-0400)
Bizarre!
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2009-08-09 14:17:42 CDT (-0400)

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