Observation 196898: Plantae Haeckel
When: 2015-01-22

Notes: I almost missed this extremely fascinating fruiting body. We have had flooding rains the past 24hours and I returned to a semi Rainforest area that produces unusual specimens. At first I believed it was the body of one of the flowers from the rainforest trees that are dropping fruit and seeds at the moment. After closer inspection I realised that it was a fungi? I have never seen this type before and do not have a clue to its Kind. The club-like stalks were delicate and brittle. The base had what appeared to be some roots with possibly a short stipe. I was concerned that I might damage the find by trying to remove the dirt at the base. Some of the stalks show that they start up as translucent bodies and becoming more coloured as they progress towards the tips. All of the tips appeared to have the orange colouring. Only this one specimen was located in the surrounds.The area was Semi-rainforest and Eucalyptus and forest floor covered in leaves and debris. There was partial canopy and the area was wet from heavy recent rain. The individual clubs size can be estimated from image 4 from the top down. (approx 2mm I would guess. ) The fungi in total was just over 1 cm in width.

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Recognized by sight: I’ve never seen clavaria in the wild… but from various books, this looks like it belongs in this family
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Recognized by sight: weird things, don’t quite strike me as even fungi…
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By: Fechman (Fechman)
2015-01-28 05:18:39 CST (-0600)

I doubt it’s Clavariadelphus. It does put me in mind of something akin to Cordyceps however. Would need to do some micro to get a better idea. Alternatively, it could be of plant origin.

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