When: 2008-04-06

Collection location: Garland Co., Arkansas, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave (vertical)

No specimen available

Habit: Small hardwood logs/soil interface. Early Spring fruiting in Mixed hardwood forest. Pecan,Oak,Hickory,Dogwood,etc. Pines had been removed some 15 years ago. Lots of leaf litter.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:00:36 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Garland County AR’ to ‘Garland Co., Arkansas, USA’

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Fairly good and accurate photo of the entity. Too bad it was not insitu.
Fairly good and accurate photo of the entity. Too bad it was not insitu.

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By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-04-05 19:08:16 CDT (-0400)

X-ray diffraction?

By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-04-05 14:57:43 CDT (-0400)

thanks, Tom, I will be looking forward to the out come, where will I find it!
HAve a good day

Just Urnula for now
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2010-04-05 13:49:35 CDT (-0400)

Hi Johannes. Just Urnula for now, although if you get a huge quantity of Plectania we can start another new screening project.

Sorry I do not know what the chemical is. The reason we need large quantities of Urnula is to get enough of the chemical to crystallize so our chemists can use that to solve the structure. Thanks for your potential help!

I will watch too!
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-04-05 13:12:43 CDT (-0400)

do you want Plectania species too??? or just Urnula?
This Chemical thing should be interesting!!! BTW mind telling me the name of the Chemical?

By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2010-04-04 15:30:26 CDT (-0400)

Just found some very small ones today. I’ll keep an eye
out for you, Tom!

wow how many people found it recently!?
By: Jonathan M
2010-04-04 13:45:09 CDT (-0400)
wow how many people found it recently!?
By: Jonathan M
2010-04-04 13:45:01 CDT (-0400)
Please send
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2010-04-04 13:32:04 CDT (-0400)

Hi Dave. Could you Please send me 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!

Sure Dr. Volk
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2010-04-04 11:40:55 CDT (-0400)
do you still need them ? I notice this is from 08. If so I hope dried is ok ?? look observation # http://mushroomobserver.org/35244 I think this is Urnula craterium but looks not typical for this species. I fine Urnula quite frequently this time of year and have thus far found about 8 specimens of what is typical of Urnula. Ill Go back and try and find them again today. so just send some info on how to ship and ill get them out to you. If your still interested.
What kind of experiments ?
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-04-04 10:43:06 CDT (-0400)
we need some specimens of these
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2008-04-20 23:16:20 CDT (-0400)

Hi. If anyone finds any of these we need as many specimens as possible for experiments. Please see TomVolkFungi.net for where to send them. As many or as few as you can send would be great. Thanks for your help!