Observation 70283: Xylocoremium flabelliforme (Schw.: Fr.) J.D. Rogers

When: 2011-06-14

Collection location: Big Branch, Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chaz (tripper1445)

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-06-28 21:46:56 CDT (-0500)

Walt: The unornamented stroma is still the anamorphic X. flabelliforme. Poke around for images of the true Xylaria cubensis and you’ll see a stark difference between the two (copper brown when young to blackish in age, pimpled with perithecia). In the dozen or so times I’ve collected this in the Amazon I have never seen a teleomorph sharing the same substrate or general space.

damon: The pompom-less stromata (which I suspect are either immature or just one of two possible forms the fruiting bodies can take) don’t ever seem to fruit by themselves, nor do they ever exhibit the clustered habit of some X. polymorpha, so the difficulty in distinguishing the two should be minimal.

As a sidenote, Myriorama is a goddess. I sincerely hope she comes our way sometime soon. I vaguely remember commenting on photos of hers to that effect.

By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-06-27 10:06:02 CDT (-0500)

I just learned about this species last month from a nauralist I follow on Flickr. She posted these photos just like Chaz.

I have since seen it 3 times know that i know what it is which I think is strange. Nonethless, I read that it indeed is one of the stages of X cubensis. Kuo lists that species as a southeastern state/tropics. Since you find it in Ohio, and I here in NY , wonder how many Xylaria are overlooked as polymorpha or otherwise.

How do you tell the difference in the field?

Textbook photos
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-06-27 07:51:54 CDT (-0500)

of the sexual and asexual stages. I have never found them together. Great find!

Thanks so much!
By: Chaz (tripper1445)
2011-06-27 00:00:05 CDT (-0500)

I usually find that the natural light is so much better than flash. I don’t always have the time to do it that way but it’s well worth it. I’ve been looking at some of your shots, too. Very impressive!

beautiful captures
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-06-26 23:44:42 CDT (-0500)

always in top charismatic form, this one.

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