Observation 200085: Clavariaceae sensu lato
When: 2010-10-23
Who: gale666
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found on a downed birch tree that had been dead for quite a while. About 1/2 inch tall.

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my thoughts exactly, Josh
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-03-03 20:36:42 CST (-0500)

though not yet quite so crowned at the apices as in mature Artomyces/Clavicorona.

I am going to go with
By: Joshua Birkebak (Shua)
2015-03-03 09:57:32 CST (-0500)

Artomyces. It would be the strangest Artomyces I have seen but it definitely has the pyxidate branching that only (?) Artomyces have. Super cool specimen!

fungal hydra.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-03-02 23:28:03 CST (-0500)
Nice find!
By: aupanner
2015-03-02 23:14:35 CST (-0500)

Those are wonderful.

I want to say
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-03-02 22:08:28 CST (-0500)

it’s a bizarrely shaped Thelephora, but damn.

Martians are allowed on MO?!?!
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2015-03-02 20:58:03 CST (-0500)

But seriously, I cannot wait to see this observation get a name! Marvelous find and thank you for posting this to MO!

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