Observation 102744: Clavulinopsis aurantiocinnabarina (Schwein.) Corner

When: 2012-07-25

Collection location: Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Hamilton (ham)

Specimen available

Hollow; growing from soil in vicinity of oak and beech in damp areas.



Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight
17% (2)
Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified, p. 638
17% (2)
Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Might be C. aurantiocinnabarina in the first photo.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-07-26 23:58:01 CDT (-0500)

But doesn’t seem to match the other photos.

I would translate the Latin species epithet to mean “cinnabar with some gold.”

Cinnabar when pure is either bright vermillion-red or ruby-red. The only photo with red highlights that I see is the first photo. The other photos do not seem to match that coloration.

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-07-25 16:05:58 CDT (-0500)

Something odd in Arora: photo on pg. 639 identified as Clavinopsis laeticolor looks often fused to other sporocarps nearly Otidea-like; while photo identified as Clavulinopsis fusiformis, while fused into bundles, usually has separated sporocarps. Could these photos be switched or mis-labelled?

Approximate height
By: Hamilton (ham)
2012-07-25 15:19:05 CDT (-0500)

Fruitbodies are about 4 to 5 inches tall of the longest appendages. Always orange (or yelowed). Pretty common here but I could never figure out exactly what they are.

Upgraded my vote
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-07-25 15:16:47 CDT (-0500)

from could be to promising, after checking other obs. on MO.

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-07-25 15:10:24 CDT (-0500)

Approximate height for more accurate identification. Appears to be something near Clavariadelphus pisillaris, but the color is wrong.

Created: 2012-07-25 14:40:17 CDT (-0500)
Last modified: 2012-07-27 06:48:22 CDT (-0500)
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