Observation 85755: Xylaria Hill ex Schrank
When: 2012-01-05
No herbarium specimen

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: Likeness in “peridium” to images of P. faginea. Not sure about the white context tissue and sessile attachment, however…
60% (2)
Recognized by sight: penzigioid. hopefully Werdnus can confirm or deny.

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By: Roo Vandegrift (Werdnus)
2015-02-11 18:07:19 EST (-0500)

Looks like one in the Xylaria cranioides group, what with the pale/flaky outer crust. They also look very much immature. I’d love to know what species that is!

Also, Eduardo, the increase in the quality of your photographs over the years is wonderful — I am glad you’re out there finding these cool things, and that you’ve put so much work into learning to photograph them for the rest of us! I always love seeing your specimens come across my screen.

image server
By: Roo Vandegrift (Werdnus)
2015-02-11 02:43:11 EST (-0500)

Waiting for the image server to come back up, but that sounds about right to me. Looking forward to a closer look.

and Eduardo
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-01-06 01:54:13 EST (-0500)

for the love of god. buy a tripod.

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2012-01-06 00:56:26 EST (-0500)

Do you have a photo of the interior?
These look a lot like Nidularia pulvinata, which would have dark peridioles inside.
They’re the right size too.

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By: Eduardo A. Esquivel Rios (Eduardo27)
2012-01-05 18:33:28 EST (-0500)

About 4 – 5 mm diameter, a thin layer black and solid white inside.

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