Observation 13303: Multiclavula mucida (Pers.) R.H. Petersen
When: 2008-10-31
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

Notes:
These little white forks were growing from a downed hardwood log, probably elm. Most of the log was covered in moss, but the part supporting the white forks was covered in shiny granular green stuff that appeared to stop the advance of the moss.

Had the fruits been absent, I would have suspected the granular green coating to be algae, but I think the green stuff and the little white forks might be parts of the same organism.

Could this be a lichen?

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Eye3
Recognized by sight: As per Irene Andersson’s suggestion.
Used references: http://www.anbg.gov.au/...
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Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Douglas called it.
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Yes,
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-10-31 10:59:14 PDT (-0700)

I beleive Douglas is right here. I have always imagined them just club-shaped, but found a picture with very branched fruitbodies at mycokey.com

Actually this looks like a Lichen
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-10-31 10:40:44 PDT (-0700)

There is a Lichen that produces fruiting bodies just like this, take a look at Multiclavula mucida, this might be that.

A parasite?
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-10-31 09:53:01 PDT (-0700)

It reminds of a parasite on mosses, Eocronartium muscicola. I don’t know if there are more than one of this kind. It probably is..

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