Observation 20299: Daldinia Ces. & De Not.

When: 2009-04-14

Collection location: New River Gorge National River, Fayette Co., West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Eddee (eddeeee)

No specimen available

Foiund Growing on logs of deciduous trees. very coomon here along with carbin cushon.


Proposed Names

15% (2)
Recognized by sight: on a very dead deciduous tree
Used references: David Aurora Mushrooms Dymystifyed. page887
Based on microscopic features
57% (1)
Used references: “The D. concentrica group comprises the type species and several related taxa that are typically distributed in mild temperate and subtropical climates of western and southern Europe; some related taxa occur in tropical Africa and in the Southern Hemisphere. They have so far not been found in the Americas and the temperate regions of Asia, despite diligent search. All previous records of “D. concentrica“ from Asia and America obviously need to be revised.” http://www.studiesinmycology.org/...

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By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-04-15 08:27:46 EDT (-0400)

is a cluster of species…first,was it on ash tree? Secondly, you have to check the color reaction with KOH under the scope. Thirdly, you have to look at spores.
The genuine D.concentrica isn’t that common as you might think … D. petriniae, D. fissa/vernicosa are much more frequent.