Observation 62610: Fungi Bartl.

When: 2009-06-23

Collection location: Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

No specimen available

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28% (1)
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-16% (2)
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57% (1)
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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-12-10 21:31:07 CST (-0500)

do you have any input?

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2013-12-10 19:29:10 CST (-0500)
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-12-10 19:22:16 CST (-0500)

In no book, paper or web reference have I found any Pterula akin to the fungus pictured here. Most all spp. possess glabrous, pointed (as opposed to rounded, pubescent) apices. The closest candidate in that genus would be P. gracilis, which, while predominantly white, is among the few unbranching (or seldomly branching), unclustered sp., which is said to become “amber” in age (see: http://www.asturnatura.com/especie/pterula-gracilis.html)) but it grows on leaves, stems, needles and herbacious debris and doesn’t exceed 1cm in height. The original description is in A Monograph of Clavaria and Allied Genera, which I don’t own. I’d like to know what Corner had to say about it if you have a copy.

My own proposal of Anthina flammea is no better. several sources describe it as a pathogen on beech leaves, not a wood decayer, but it’s the closest macroscopic fit I have seen yet. I think we have to wait for micro on this one.

also seen here
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-12-10 18:30:34 CST (-0500)
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-01-27 20:07:31 CST (-0500)

is an entomopathogenic anamorph. No host = no reason to assign this name. The habit doesn’t really look like an insect parasite, much more a saprotroph on the wood. The circular pads of mycelium at the base where it attaches to the substrate is a good indication of this.

Still don’t know what it is but I will post what I think is the same species.
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-01-27 13:26:47 CST (-0500)

Minus the fuzz, parasite?

Two fungi?
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-01-21 11:12:49 CST (-0500)

This one looks familiar but I am drawing a blank. It may be being parasitized. Also note the amber droplets. This is distinctive so we should be able to get it identified.

afraid not
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-01-20 21:43:58 CST (-0500)

very cool though indeed. i wouldn’t go for Xylaria as a genus off the bat, however.

i found something oodly similar to those this year. no id sorry.
By: Jonathan M
2011-01-20 21:27:32 CST (-0500)
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-01-20 21:20:21 CST (-0500)

looks like something myxomop is going to know, or someone who studies central america. Very fun find!

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