Observation 98971: Xylariales Nannf.
When: 2012-07-02
(35.5618° -84.2371° 259m)
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Found on well decayed hardwood branch and on leaf litter as well. Could maybe be the same as this observation: http://mushroomobserver.org/96594?q=NrM2

Negative in KOH.
Q-tip tops approx 1-3 mm across. “Spores” were very tiny (less than 4 microns long), lacrymoid, and hyalne.
Xylariaceae? Sime mold?

Proposed Names

-39% (2)
Recognized by sight
56% (1)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight
42% (3)
Recognized by sight: Superficial similarity to http://mushroomobserver.org/95260?q=O0Qv

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Spores would be interesting
By: good luck 2U (donaldjohnston)
2012-07-04 05:54:51 PDT (-0700)

X. scopiformis is common in the Cuba, not that far from Tennessee, and I don’t see bifurcated ends in the photos. X. hypoxlon seems more polymorphic. Still, the spores are pretty dense at the ends and unevenly distributed.

Daniel,
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-07-04 00:23:32 PDT (-0700)

this looks nothing like 66066 to my eye, nor does 66066 look anything at all like X. hypoxylon, or what we’ve agreed to call X. hypoxylon. I think we apply too few Xylaria names to too many upright, sturdy, lignicolous, (and except where conidia-bearing) black ascomycetes.

Compare
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-07-03 23:55:52 PDT (-0700)

to Xylaria hypoxylon (L.) Grev. (66066)

Looks like parasitized
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-07-03 23:37:34 PDT (-0700)

Xylaria to me. But Xylaria is a rare genus for me to find. Looks too fuzzy/cottony for Xylaria alone.

Thanks
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-07-03 18:27:39 PDT (-0700)

I’ll update with some when I get back into town

I agree
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-07-03 17:42:39 PDT (-0700)

with the call for microscopy. I suspect it’s xylariacious.

never heard of a didinum
By: Jonathan M
2012-07-03 15:18:47 PDT (-0700)

with smaller than 4u spores, and never heard of lacrymoid shaped spore slime mold

Looks alot like a Xylaria to me
By: nastassja (Nastassja Noell)
2012-07-03 14:49:58 PDT (-0700)

if so some random cross sections may show perithecia and dark ascospores, evidence of which can’t be seen from the outside. If it is Xylaria those tiny spores would fit with the hyaline conidiospores of the genus.

Created: 2012-07-02 14:29:55 PDT (-0700)
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