Observation 62269: Xylaria Hill ex Schrank

When: 2010-12-31

Collection location: Las Casas de la Selva, Patillas, Puerto Rico, USA [Click for map]

Who: patty (patty)

No specimen available

Substrate: On Very decomposed stump and nearby ground (root)

Growth Habit: Gregorious (fourteen on stump)

Description: Thin finger-like fruiting bodies, clavate, occationally forked, slightly flattened and wrinkled lengthwise, lumpy, 5.6-6.8 cm long, 2-5mm wide, light sky gray to opaque white tip, releasing white cloud when tapped, bruising black, base inserted (about 2/3 of total fruiting body), black, context white.

Proposed Names

78% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
-35% (3)
Used references: Mushroom Expert’s site, the powdery look and the flattening seem like lignicola. But I don’t know that’s a fair guess for where this was found.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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All the fruiting bodies
By: patty (patty)
2011-01-13 11:01:21 PST (-0800)

are from the same group, growing close together on the same substrate

A question
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-01-13 10:39:00 PST (-0800)

Are all things featured here the same thing? The two head phallic guys (sorry) don’t seem to really fit here. But, hey, what do I know?
I see from the many examples here that my previous question is sort of silly. sorry!

Created: 2011-01-13 09:44:31 PST (-0800)
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