Observation 10558: Clavariaceae Chevall.

When: 2008-06-12

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

These might have grown into something more recognizable, but got run over by someone’s ATV before that could happen. They were right in the middle of a dirt road!

Saw some again at the end of July, apparently the same kind, again in the dirt road, and again they met the same fate.

Fourth image also shows small brown agarics growing on rotting wood (obs. 10653).

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Still have my doubts
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-09-07 11:51:24 CDT (-0400)

I still have my doubts as to Xylaria. In particular, X. polymorpha is black, X. hypoxylon branches, and most Xylarias grow on wood, or at the base of a stump. The immature state of this fungus might eliminate the first two objections, but not the third. And I still haven’t found any web site showing a cluster of Xylaria of that magnitude.

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2008-09-07 11:36:06 CDT (-0400)

The top portion of the first picture has a clear, in focus area that looks like Xylaria. The recently added third photo looks totally different, but the resolution is too low to ID.

Group size
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-09-07 00:51:18 CDT (-0400)

Does X. polymorpha occur in groups this size? Most photos show small clusters, fused at the base, rather than large scatterings.

Created: 2008-09-07 00:06:07 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2008-09-08 17:08:33 CDT (-0400)
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