Observation 85170: Xylaria polymorpha (Pers.) Grev.

When: 2011-12-22

Collection location: Christchurch Park, Ipswich, Suffolk, England [Click for map]

Who: Martin Cooper (martincito)

No specimen available

Notes:
Black fat finger-shaped fruiting bodies with white powdery ends, covered in pimples, white flesh inside and smooth, fusiform spores, 20-24 × 6-8 microns, growing on a deciduous stump in the park.

Spores
22.5 × 6.8
22.5 × 7.3
23 × 7.5
(18 × 5) smallest
22.5 × 6.5
23.8 × 7
23.8 × 6.8
20 × 6.3
20.5 × 6.3
22.5 × 6.5
21.8 × 7
(21.5 × 7.8) fattest

Images

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cross-section
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Spores x400 in Melzer’s Reagent

Proposed Names

22% (2)
Eye3
Recognized by sight
Based on microscopic features: spores
57% (1)
Eyes3
Used references: Fornier, Jacque. Update on European species of Xylaria, 2014.
Web. http://www.ascofrance.fr/uploads/xylaria/201406.pdf
Based on microscopic features: Spores 20-25 × 6.5-7.5 µm with a parallel or slightly oblique germ slit; temperate

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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