Sweet Gum Fruit Fungus Xylaria liquidambaris J.D. Rogers, Y.M. Ju & F. San Martín  Synonyms: Liquidambar styraciflua, Liquidambar Xylaria, Sweetgum Fruit Fungus.


Slender, cylindrical, often crooked, usually unbranched, tough, smooth to rough fruiting bodies with pointed tips; initially pale yellow to white becoming brown to black. Stalk is not easily discernible.


Found solitary or in groups on dropped, decomposing Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua) fruit (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 2 records in the project database.

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Sweet Gum Fruit Fungus in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/7/2019). Verified by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Sweet Gum Fruit Fungus on Sweet Gum fruit in Howard Co., Maryland (7/9/2019). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

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