Observation 137448: Hypoxylon Bull.

This was growing on an oak log.
The surface is purple and waxy with red over yellow layers in stromata.

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Spores at 1000X magnification.

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i’m not fond of it either
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-08-01 19:06:44 CDT (-0400)

not even sure why it exists in the first place. if you want a name reinstated with the hopes that the anonymous voter will either not hit and run twice or will speak his or her piece after voting, the name can be destroyed (with enough votes against it) and summarily reproposed.

Sad state of affairs.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2013-08-01 18:50:57 CDT (-0400)

I feel that people who can’t stand behind their vote should not get a vote. I could easily create more accounts and manipulate the votes to my means but I refuse to lower myself to that level. I believe that if my opinion of my material I have collected and observed first hand is right then the truth will be evident in time. The fact that unidentified voters can manipulate observation seems too lenient for an open source web community. If you have something to say then stand forward and identify yourselves, don’t be cowards hiding behind anonymous votes. With the collected evidence in this observation I would go with undetermined before Hypoxylon.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-07-29 23:03:04 CDT (-0400)

I cannot explain the liquid except for the tendency for water retention I’ve observed in some xylariaceous fungi, nor can I explain this “tendril” you speak of, but many of the images I’ve been reviewing at http://mycology.sinica.edu.tw/Xylariaceae/GenusHypoxylon.asp show bright orange granules scattered throughout the stromata, no matter the surface or context color(s), particularly in sectioned or damaged areas. It is proving difficult to find images of young Hypoxylon, which could potentially corroborate the presence of these globose orange formations.

By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2013-07-21 17:26:23 CDT (-0400)

Does any one know of any purple Hypoxylon that have a golden layer between the surface and the perithecia and have blackish filament (like capillitium) exued by the perithecia?

With pleasure.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2013-07-11 08:07:41 CDT (-0400)

Thanks Danny. I will try to have them there by next week.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-07-11 02:46:33 CDT (-0400)

Send me a specimen and I’ll have it sequenced. same for Obseravtion 132044

Yeah I know.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2013-06-29 13:00:19 CDT (-0400)

I said not so pretty. This is as good as it gets for now.

i meant micro
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-06-29 12:23:56 CDT (-0400)

as in a mount made for a microscope. I’m afraid these newest photos don’t really contribute anything, as they appear to be the product of empty magnification, and are quite noisy to boot.

Not so pretty.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2013-06-28 20:28:40 CDT (-0400)

Only 100X but I’ll put them up.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-06-28 16:25:00 CDT (-0400)
Oh well.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2013-06-28 15:59:43 CDT (-0400)

No I guess not. I’m perplexed:(. Any Ideas?

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-06-28 15:54:57 CDT (-0400)

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