Observation 13022: Clavulina cristata (Holmsk.) J. Schröt.
When: 2008-10-21
No herbarium specimen

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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.

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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