Monsoon 2011| Fungi from Talacauvery| 29Aug11AR02

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raghu ananth

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Aug 29, 2011, 2:07:44 PM8/29/11
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Monsoon 2011| Fungi from Talacauvery| 29Aug11AR02
Habitat: on an erect tree bark, probably dead portion.

// Stephen King's horror bank!

27 Jul 2011
Talacauvery, Coorg

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raghu




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Inderjeet Sethi

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Aug 30, 2011, 8:05:25 AM8/30/11
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This looks like Xylaria sp. (Pyrenomycetes). Did you notice the size of the fruiting bodies and any other features.
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raghu ananth

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Aug 30, 2011, 1:12:49 PM8/30/11
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Size of the fruiting body -upto 6cms, granite black color, tiny white spots - iridescent. 
I think the fruit bodies are  flask-shaped.

Abundance - 30 nos. 
Dead stump picture taken from 9 meters distant. 
Thick vegetation, darkness, slope/elevation & the leeches prevented us reaching the tree. So no closeup picture.

It appears, these fungi closely relates to Dead Man's Fingers fungus or the Candle-snuff Fungus. 

// In Bhagamandala, we colligated this black fungi to black leech sticks, very well disguised in the darkness of the tree bark. Add to it the dark woods behind. Imagine- we go close to the tree, the leech stick come alive &  rain on us...


Thanks a lot for the Id help!

Regards

Raghu





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J.M. Garg

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Apr 7, 2019, 3:29:13 AM4/7/19
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Appears close to images at Xylaria polymorpha (Pers.) Grev.
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