Observation 94324: Clavicipitaceae O.E. Erikss.

When: 2012-04-29

Collection location: Apa Apa Ecological Reserve, Chulumani Municipality, Sud Yungas Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia [Click for map]

Who: Herbario Nacional de Bolivia - Univ. Mayor de San Andrés (LPB.UMSA)

Specimen available

Creciendo en una Chusquea sp. (Bambusoideae) viva.

Observado, colectado y fotografiado por Dr. Stephan Beck.

Muestra seca disponible con permiso del Herbario Nacional de Bolivia. Numero de muestra en progreso.

Growing on a live Chusquea sp. (Bambusoideae).

Observed, collected and photographed by Dr. Stephan Beck.

Dried specimen available with permission from Herbario Nacional de Bolivia. Specimen number in progress.

Proposed Names

63% (2)
Recognized by sight
47% (2)
Recognized by sight: the type species of this (currently) monotypic genus, M. bambusinus, is described as having sterile tissue near the culm which the stroma surrounds, with a well-differentiated fertile layer encircling the exterior. the colors and substrate are wrong for M. bambusinus (“chestnut brown”, Guadua vs. Chusquea), but this perithecial arrangement is a good fit, and appears to be unique among similar fungi. Ascopolyporus is the nearest morphological neighbor, but its sterile and fertile regions are divided horizontally, with the perithecia lining the lower half of the stromata beneath a fertile upper half (hence Asco*polyporus*).
Used references: Möller’s Botanische Mittheilungen aus den Tropen, http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/pagethumb/4694626,500,800, & Dr. Joe Bischoff – personal correspondence

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