Observation 13022: Clavulina cristata (Holmsk.) J. Schröt.

When: 2008-10-21

Collection location: Larch Mountain, Multnomah Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

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Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Cristate ends.

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parasite
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-03-08 21:12:52 CDT (-0400)

I don’t know if you already know but this is a parasite fungus called Helminthosphaeria clavariarum who frequently infects Clavaria cristata and Clavaria cinerea and sometimes make Clavaria cristata look like Clavaria cinerea.

Parasitized?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-10-23 12:52:50 CDT (-0400)

That purple-blue tint near the base: is that a toning on older specimens, or is that another fungus growing on it?

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