Observation 45667: Xylocoremium flabelliforme (Schw.: Fr.) J.D. Rogers

When: 2010-01-08

Collection location: Lago Agrio, Sucumbíos, Ecuador [Click for map]

Who: Danny Newman (myxomop)

Specimen available

Microscopy yielded no visible spores or spore bearing structures, only an abundance of conidia, leading to the suspicion that this is is an anamorphic specimen. Younger fruit bodies begin as small, black, velvety stumps with rounded, finger-like ends, tapering in toward the top, akin to the stalk of the mature fruit body.

Collected for the Amazon Mycorenewal Project at the Lago Agrio Acción Ecológica Ecolodge.

Dried specimen obtainable with permission from la Universidad Central del Ecuador Fungorium.

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29% (1)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Mia Maltz of the Amazon Mycorenewal Project
Paul Gamboa of la Universidad Central del Ecuador
27% (1)
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Point of contention:
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-05-23 02:36:11 PDT (-0700)

While this is as close a match as I’ve seen anyone propose since the very first time I found this specimen, I’ve noticed at least one considerable difference between the morphology of these individuals and those labeled X. flabelliforme elsewhere on the site, specifically that other North American examples appear to have very broad, spathulate conidia-bearing formations, whereas these are much more ornate, almost floral.

That, coupled with the difference in stature (short and stout versus more evenly proportioned).

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-05-20 16:50:08 PDT (-0700)

I think it is a wood rotter.

Is this
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-05-20 10:36:06 PDT (-0700)

a parasite?

Created: 2010-05-19 21:05:02 PDT (-0700)
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