Observation 48349: Daldinia Ces. & De Not.

When: 2010-03-20

Collection location: Kalatope wildlife Sanctuary, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India [Click for map]

Who: Alok Mahendroo (alok)

No specimen available


You mean Daldinia concentrica is more like this.. although I’d have to go back to cut it and find out but.. this is not a foetus… :)
AHA..!! Just discovered that I DID have the sample of that Kidney/foetus shaped thing.. I’d collected.. and did a cross section… well… what do you think…??
Daldinia concentrica or not??

Proposed Names

-83% (3)
Recognized by sight
85% (1)
Recognized by sight: D. concentrica not known from india. micro and KOH pigment extraction needed.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
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By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2010-07-11 15:47:09 CDT (-0400)
A lot of them
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-07-11 15:30:57 CDT (-0400)

have concentric zones and it’s impossible to tell them apart macroscopically.
see Ju, Y.-m.; Rogers, J.D.; San Martín, F. A revision of the genus Daldinia. Mycotaxon 61, 1997. Page 243

And yes I was wrong, it’s not a slime mold.

physical specifications
By: Alok Mahendroo (alok)
2010-07-11 15:09:33 CDT (-0400)

I’m not an expert or even an experienced mycologist so if you folks give me the guidelines I can observe and fill up the gaps.. gladly.. (except microscopic)

ah Irene, always the hard questions…;)
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-07-11 13:36:41 CDT (-0400)

just what our concentric ringed Daldina in India is exactly…well, that is an excellant question, for which it is unlikely that we will get a satisfying answer. but at least we HAVE separated this sighting cleanly from a possible slime mold…and it DOES have concentric rings! How many Daldinia species do?
Concentrica, grandis…others?

Just wondering
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-07-11 13:27:32 CDT (-0400)

Can someone explain what exactly makes this Daldinia concentrica, and not any of the other 21 Daldinia species?

nice ID resolution Alok!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-07-11 12:33:25 CDT (-0400)

do the work necessary to make the proper ID determination…in this case, only a pocketknife needed!

but props to the power of suggestion…Noah and Walt almost had me convinced that this WAS a slime mold, barring further info from Alok re: context and texture amd ease of removal from substrate…since Reticularia does form dark, crusty-exterior, somewhat amorphous blobs like this one…and has a pinkish context in youth, which seems to be present at the base of the first photo of this fungus. Who knew there was a slime mold Daldinia mimic? We don’t get ’em here in the western US…

But concentric rings trump conjecture! ;)

no it a human fetus !
By: Jonathan M
2010-07-10 22:07:55 CDT (-0400)

I think it a reticularia too or possibly a lycogoala?

that’s what I thought as well.
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-07-10 16:31:51 CDT (-0400)

it looks like a Reticularia

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-07-10 16:22:19 CDT (-0400)

Just maybe?

next time cut it in half, Alok…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-07-10 11:51:02 CDT (-0400)

for its most striking feature!

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