Observation 20325: Nectria sensu lato

When: 2009-04-16

Collection location: Fort Columbia State Park, Pacific Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: smilacina

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Found growing on dead elderberry twigs. i dont even know if this is a fungus. individual “globes” approx. .1mm across, clumps averaging about 1 mm across. thousands of clumps in lines up and down twigs, growing out of breaks in cortex.


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My Thanks
By: smilacina
2009-04-17 11:35:53 CDT (-0400)

wow, that’s great! i love this site! thank you!!

I think
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-04-17 02:19:42 CDT (-0400)

it could be Nectria cinnabarina. If so, these are the best photos I’ve seen of this inconspicious stage. Better known is the conidial stage, the pink warts.

who knew? thanks Irene!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-04-16 22:29:06 CDT (-0400)

it’s a clustered saprobic mildly parasitic ascomycete, that apparently, when it’s ready to breed, bursts out of the wood to form bundles of cups.
you can google for nice photos of its flask-shaped perithecia. I did…