Observation 58584: Crucibulum laeve (Huds.) Kambly

When: 2010-10-22

Collection location: Alishan, Taiwan [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

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Found in mixed woods, mostly cedar, pine, maple.

Ok, this one just pisses me off… ok, these are supposed to move around and have spore dispersal by rain spatter, and the spore sacs are closed so there isn’t any wind dispersal. Each generation moving by spores it seem can only move a few inches to a couple feet maybe. I’ve heard people say that they can also move down stream as small woody debris washes down rivers. So, it seems like they shouldn’t be able to move that far, and usually down stream, not up.

But, I’ve found these most places I’ve gone, I’ve seen them in California, New York, Europe, and now Taiwan. And in this case at the top of almost the highest place in the island. How did they get up there?

So, I want to know, how do these guys get everywhere, and how do they climb mountains? And don’t come up with ideas like, um, birds carry woody debris up mountain sides to build nests, so that is it… unless you can show me a bird’s nest with these bird’s nest fungus on it…

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