Observation 58458: Phylacia poculiformis (Kunze) Mont.
When: 2009-01-09
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Dried specimen obtainable with permission from el Herbario Nacional de Bolivia

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Recognized by sight: hyperparasite
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Recognized by sight: hyperparasite
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Recognized by sight: hyperparasite

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the Germans
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-02-08 03:03:01 CST (-0600)

were all volunteers with BioMindo, none of whom were specialists in any fungi other than steinpilze and pfifferlinge. The Danes are Thomas Læssøe and Jens Petersen, whose respective claims to mycology fame — specifically tropical mycology and itty bitty ascos worldwide — I will forever pale in comparison to. Their now-offline MycoKey Ecuador pages have served as an indispensable resource to me abroad and at home. The quick reply has everything to do with how good-natured each of them are, nothing to do with any supposed celebrity or special connections on my part.

Wait….
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2010-11-12 20:29:18 CST (-0600)

You are hanging with german night mushroom specialists and writing to asco specialists and getting responses that quick? I think i need to broaden my resources!
Mxyomop, have you seen these in the states as well?

from Prof. Læssøe
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-11-12 05:43:27 CST (-0600)

He writes:

“Your fungus (fungi) seems to be old, weathered Phylacia poculiformis with a presumably secondary anamorphic fungus growing on it.”

Of the three examples of P. poculiformis I’ve seen (Læssøe and Petersen’s included), all three had these strange little aftergrowths in common. It’s either a very reliable secondary fungus, a parasite, or contrary to Prof. Læssøe, part of the fruiting bodies themselves. The original desription:

(link coming soon)

doesn’t seem to give any indication that such forms are part of the fungus.

Xylariaceae
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-11-10 22:00:20 CST (-0600)

Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Ascomycetes
Order: Xylariales
Family: Xylariaceae
Genus: Phylacia

My question exactly. The reference photo (http://tinyurl.com/2e5j7r3) had these little protrusions as well but no description of what they are. I’ll drop a line to Laessoe & Petersen and see what they say.

By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2010-11-10 20:30:04 CST (-0600)

are the little white antennae part of this fruiting body, or is that a seperate fungi? I cant find this in Weaver, is this a hypoxylon or xylariaceae?

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