Observation 35243: Urnula craterium (Schwein.) Fr.
When: 2010-03-28
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing from very base of rotting log.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:57:30 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Rock Bridge State Park, Boone Co., Missouri USA’ to ‘Rock Bridge State Park, Columbia, Missouri, USA

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They freaked out
By: Robert Sasata (Sasata)
2010-04-07 02:00:39 CDT (-0400)

… because they knew you were watching them…

More photos
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-04-07 02:00:14 CDT (-0400)

Closeup of bisected specimens would help. Spores would help.

By: Anthony Zukoff (coastlander)
2010-04-07 00:51:46 CDT (-0400)

Well, it seems like they may be stalling and never developing as I observed these mushrooms again today and they are all even more blackened and cracked…still not convinced, oh well.

could be aborts
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-04-05 21:56:20 CDT (-0400)

That happens sometimes. Sometimes mushrooms will start to form and them stall for a long time before fully developing. Sometimes they stall and never fully develop.

development time
By: Anthony Zukoff (coastlander)
2010-04-05 18:00:15 CDT (-0400)

How long would it typically take for an urn to mature? It has been over a week and these specimens do not seem to be urning-out at all. I have seen the fully mature urns around the county for the past few weeks. Guess I’ll keep checking these ones, I appreciate the info, everyone.

Urnula for sure
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-04-05 17:58:34 CDT (-0400)

These are immature specimens. I frequently find them growing from fallen sticks.

Compare here:

I think xylaria
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2010-04-05 17:37:41 CDT (-0400)

I have never found Urnula growing from logs. especially rotting ones. I Usually find them from small twigs and branches no bigger than 10 in in diameter. Second at the base of these it appears to be a common stem growing in clump like manner. usually Urnula will clump but the fruiting bodies are more separate. For a somewhat similar example of this observation See http://mushroomobserver.org/34896?q=mB.

By: Anthony Zukoff (coastlander)
2010-04-05 16:53:30 CDT (-0400)

Photographed these same specimens today and added a picture; still look fingery.

I’ll check
By: Anthony Zukoff (coastlander)
2010-04-05 00:01:19 CDT (-0400)

Wow, I hadn’t even considered that, I’ll check.

By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2010-04-04 22:45:29 CDT (-0400)

I suspect these are Urnula that have not yet opened. Are they still around a few days later to check? thanks.

By: Anthony Zukoff (coastlander)
2010-04-04 19:00:25 CDT (-0400)

I’m a little confused. Is this really an image of Urnula craterium? I thought they were deadmen’s fingers for sure. What am I missing?

Please send
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2010-04-04 13:30:33 CDT (-0400)

Hi Anthony. Could you Please send me any Urnula that you find? We need as many as possible to extract a useful chemical. You can just air dry them and send to:

Tom Volk
Dept. Biology
1725 State St.
University of Wisconsin- La Crosse
La Crosse WI 54601

Thanks for your help!

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