Observation 45083: Xylaria Hill ex Schrank

When: 2010-05-02

Collection location: Big Branch, Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chaz (tripper1445)

No specimen available

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I have these sitting on a shelf
By: Chaz (tripper1445)
2010-05-21 08:28:46 EDT (-0400)

If anyone here would like to have them I would be more than glad to send it. Just let me know where and how to care for it so it will arrive safely.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-05-21 08:24:48 EDT (-0400)

I think you need a Xylaria expert to determine this..
It’s a pity if it remains nameless with such beautiful pictures.

It’s usually not possible to ID a Xylaria at the conidial stage that occurs during spring and summer, but they do have some very particular features; the velvety and well delimited stem, and pointed, rugose tentacles. That could be enough to decide what group it belongs to.
Notes on size and substrate might narrow down the possibilities a bit more.
And even better, if you find them again later in the season, with mature perithecia – take more photos, collect and send to someone who is used to deal with them.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-05-20 15:30:25 EDT (-0400)

Smallish X. polymorpha? Or maybe something closer to Cordyceps.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-05-20 14:35:43 EDT (-0400)

looks much more interesting than the common X. hypoxylon.

Created: 2010-05-02 23:48:26 EDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2010-05-20 21:08:57 EDT (-0400)
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