When: 2008-04-07

Collection location: McFarland Hollow, Jackson Co., Alabama, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

No specimen available

These photos (and ID) are courtesy Alan Cressler (gave me permission to post ’em here via flickr).

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:46 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘McFarland Hollow, Jackson Co., AL, USA’ to ‘McFarland Hollow, Jackson Co., Alabama, USA’

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Copyright © 2008 Alan Cressler
Copyright © 2008 Alan Cressler

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By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2010-04-04 10:28:57 PDT (-0700)

Hi Jason. Please send any Urnula that you find. We need as many as possible to extract a useful chemical. You can just air dry them and send to:

Tom Volk
Dept. Biology
1725 State St.
University of Wisconsin- La Crosse
La Crosse WI 54601

Thanks for your help!

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By: Robert Sasata (Sasata)
2009-07-24 16:48:12 PDT (-0700)
nice find, and a fungal harbinger of spring!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-04-10 15:21:15 PDT (-0700)

I have never seen this one in the gelatinous flesh, since it doesn’t occur out here in the West. Very nice photos of a very cool asco. Any asco gets me excited these days since they are harbingers of everybodies favorite asco…the morel!
Fun treatment of this “black tulip fungus” by Tom Volk: