Observation 197264: Clavaria zollingeri group

Found by Sue Labiste in Tanoak woods.

Crown 8cm across, deep purple when young, fading to grayish purple. Very fragile, tips blunt, breaking off easily. No odor, taste mild.

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thanks Noah
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-04-02 10:57:38 EDT (-0400)

that eliminates amethystina.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2017-04-01 14:12:04 EDT (-0400)

spores 5–6 x ~4 μm, basidia 4-spored

good to have that photo
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-04-01 12:20:06 EDT (-0400)

for easy referral and education, esp. since your original confidence level was so very low.

what did those spores tell you Noah?

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2015-01-27 15:38:52 EST (-0500)

although Corner reported it from WA and CA.

I have found it once before in CA; from the same general area, two years ago. Macroscopically this resembles Clavaria zollingeri more, but that has never been reported from the west.

Micro will get done evidently.

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-01-27 15:24:08 EST (-0500)

isn’t C. amethystina an eastern US, European mushroom?


certainly pretty, nice find by Sue.

Nice mushroom Noah.
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2015-01-27 15:00:41 EST (-0500)

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