When: 2015-05-05

Collection location: Gainesville, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)

Specimen available


Proposed Names

57% (1)
Recognized by sight
60% (2)
Recognized by sight: On magnolia pods.
Used references: See: Rogers, J. D. (1979). Xylaria magnoliae sp. nov. and comments on several other fruit-inhabiting species. Canadian Journal of Botany, 57(8), 941-945.

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Ah ha!
By: Roo Vandegrift (Werdnus)
2015-05-11 21:32:21 CDT (-0400)

Well that narrows it down a good bit then: Xylaria magnoliae. Most of the fruit and seed inhabiting Xylaria are pretty host-specific.

i think…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2015-05-11 19:29:21 CDT (-0400)

they are nuts from a Magnolia.
no spines.

thank you for the suggestion.

Sweet gum fruits?
By: Roo Vandegrift (Werdnus)
2015-05-10 19:36:58 CDT (-0400)

Are those growing out of the old fruits of a sweet gum tree? If so, then it’s got to be Xylaria liquidambaris: it’s a specific substrate.