Observation 82754: Xylariaceae Tul. & C. Tul.
When: 2011-11-18
Collection location: São Paulo, Brazil [Click for map]
Who: wcastello
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This fungi was growing on cow dung. The white top was coming out from it while all the rest was removed from inside.

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wcastello
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-06-28 03:28:59 CDT (-0500)

have you revisited this since your last comment?

microscope
By: wcastello
2011-11-18 02:45:10 CST (-0600)

yes I have, at the lab; I’ll check that book and report back asap. thanks.

doesn’t ring any bells
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-11-18 02:35:08 CST (-0600)

but this book:

http://books.google.com/...

contains a section specifically on coprophilous Pyrenomycetes from New Zealand on pgs. 36-48.

The genera/species listed are:

Apiosordaria verruculosa
Arnium
Bombardiodea
Cercophora
Podospora
Chaetomium
Coniochaeta
Hypocopra
Melanospora
Poronia
Delitschia / Trichodelitchia
Sordaria
Sphaeronaemella
Sporormia
Sporormiella
Zygopleurage

in that order, though just about any and every means of differentiating between them depends upon either perithecia arrangement/orientation or microcharacters.

Lucky for us, all but pg. 45 is viewable on google books.

Do you have access to a microscope?

myxomop
By: wcastello
2011-11-18 02:17:49 CST (-0600)

alright, check out the last three pictures added and let me know.

that
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-11-18 02:04:23 CST (-0600)

and a cross section may be helpful as well.

myxomop
By: wcastello
2011-11-18 02:02:00 CST (-0600)

No buried wood, the dung was right above the soil. I can try to take another better shot in a moment.

wcastello
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-11-18 01:54:14 CST (-0600)

was there any buried wood beneath the dung? is it possible to get stable, sharp pictures at life-size?

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