Notes:
Collected by a participant in the American Phytological Society’s 2019 foray. Photos by Jason C Slot available at https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/30127983. Growing on a hardwood log. Context white in base of stem in dried ascocarps. Asci 8-spored and uniseriate. Spores dark brown with straight, nearly spore-lenght germ slits. Spore measurements: (8.4) 8.8 – 10 (10.8) × (4.1) 4.2 – 5 (5.3) µm, Q = 1.8 – 2.2 (2.4); N = 30, Me = 9.3 × 4.6 µm; Qe = 2

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Used references: Rogers, J. D. (1986). Provisional keys to Xylaria species in continental United States. Mycotaxon 26, 85-97.
Rogers, J. D. (1983). Xylaria bulbosa, Xylaria curta, and Xylaria longipes in continental United States. Mycologia, 75(3), 457-467.
Læssøe, T. (1993). Xylaria digitata and its allies—delimitation and typification—II. Persoonia-Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi, 15(2), 149-153.
Læssøe, T. (1992). Xylaria digitata and its allies–delimitation and typification—I. Persoonia-Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi, 14(4), 603-613.
Rogers, J. D., Miller, A. N., & Vasilyeva, L. N. (2008). Pyrenomycetes of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. VI. Kretzschmaria, Nemania, Rosellinia and Xylaria (Xylariaceae). Fungal Diversity, 29(9), 107-116.
Dennis, R. W. G. (1956). Some xylarias of tropical America. Kew Bulletin, 11(3), 401-444.
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nice first for MO
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2020-01-14 20:08:04 CST (-0600)

Roo should take a look