Observation 136512: Clavaria angulispora Pat.

When: 2013-06-07

Collection location: Big Thicket, Polk Co., Texas, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

Specimen available

These were growing on the ground/debris in mixed woods.
The total height was up to about 5 cm.
They had rather thin stems up to ~ 2 cm long.
The spore print was white and they were fairly small, ~ 5-6 X 3.5-4.0 microns.
However, they were extremely ornamented with large lumpy warts(see photo).
Still looking for a genus as well as a species name.

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Spores stained with Congo Red @ 1000X.

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight
57% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: David Lewis of the Gulf States Mycological Society.
The Club and Coral Mushrooms of the United States and Canada by W. C. Coker.

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Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Thanks to David Lewis of the Gulf States Mycological Society,
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2013-06-18 05:00:01 CEST (+0200)

I believe I can now put a good name on these.
There is a good description in Coker’s book on page 103 and everything matches up well, especially the rather uniquely shaped spores.
Apparently Clavaria angulispora was originally found in South America and then NC.
David has been finding them for several years in SE Texas and coincidentally had found them on the same day as my collection but in a different location.

Created: 2013-06-16 05:12:00 CEST (+0200)
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