Observation 71644: Hyphodiscus incrustatus (Ellis) Raitv.

Notes: I am posting obs tonight to illustrate what I think are yellow, orange, red-orange, dull brown-orange, and black phases of what has been referred to as on MO as Hypoxylon sp. There appear to be fruiting bodies on the edges of some of these (asexual?) that some have thought of as another fungus.

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Strange but
By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2013-01-03 23:27:37 CST (-0600)

I agree it does look like a anamorph. And the color does look off for Hypoxylon rubiginosum. I am also unfamiliar with Hyphodiscus incrustatus. I do have 2 suggestions however. Next time you find it mail me a small chunk and I can look at it with my new leica scope. I also got a leica usb camera that goes from the scope to my laptop and getting some spore photos could be very helpful. The second idea is to ask Richard Aaron I know he gave Bolete Bill a name for a strange Hypoxolon anamorph that he found. Richard is very good on some of the odd fungi.

okay, thanks guys
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2013-01-03 18:03:14 CST (-0600)

Walt, that book has been on my Christmas list for about 6 years. My wife has refused to support another fungal literature item i guess…

By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2013-01-03 07:28:15 CST (-0600)

You can see both of the old names above. I am flying the flag of this new name because it is unfamiliar to me and Walt suggested it. I am not entirely satisfied with the Hypoxylon name, but it may be perfectly good. I have not done microscopy on this or any of the related posts that I have made. Please let me know if you find substantial information beyond what I mentioned below. This fungus seems to be very widely observed, but not well documented.

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2013-01-03 00:07:08 CST (-0600)

Cistella incrustata is a synonym I think. I am not familiar with this fungus.

Microfungi on Miscellaneous Substrates by Ellis & Ellis has a brief description.

Walt/ Martin
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2013-01-02 21:50:45 CST (-0600)

Since I haven’t been following closely, how have we come to this name? I have found this often with Gary, and we figured it to be an anamorph and never had a name for it. Now its a totally new and unusual specimen? Did it have an old name?.,.,,

Thanks Walt
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2013-01-02 19:44:57 CST (-0600)

No photos of same on MyCoPortal or any of the links on MycoBank.., I wonder how long it will take for this image to role int EOL.

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