Observation 167978: Stemonitis Gled.

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: It looks like these are growing on a living plant matter and they seem brown in color.
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Recognized by sight: Sporangia are brown with a purplish hue. The capillitium are tapering to a point at the apex and the hypothallus is dark brown to black.

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By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-08-19 19:08:06 PDT (-0700)

great photos. :)

No need to check.
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2014-08-19 17:58:31 PDT (-0700)

These seem to closely fit the description of Stemonitis herbatica from: https://www.bookiejar.com/...
The color, the Columella tapering to a point at the top and growing over living plant matter fit. The only other one it might be is Stemonitis carolinensis because you said the algae was on a log.

Thanks Phil, Thomas
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-08-19 17:49:25 PDT (-0700)

These are growing on an algae encrusted log about 6" in diameter. If you press me, I would guess Box Elder (Acer negundo) but it could be Tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) If it is important to this identification, I can check.

Martin, what were these growing on?
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2014-08-19 17:15:23 PDT (-0700)


Nice photos
By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2014-06-20 18:31:52 PDT (-0700)

They look like Disney characters at a ballroom dance.

Created: 2014-06-20 17:27:19 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2014-08-21 14:05:16 PDT (-0700)
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