Observation 218465: Clavulina cinerea (Bull.) J. Schröt.

When: 2015-09-24

Collection location: Mirror Lake State Park, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

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Compare to C.cristata (syn. C.coralloides) Observation 218435
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2015-10-11 13:11:07 -03 (-0300)

This whole business between C.coralloides (C.cristata), C.cinerea and either of the two but infected by Helminthosphaeria clavariarum is weird, and I lack knowledge to opine here, so I include link to Kuo’s discussion on the topic at:
In my Observation 146035 and many others showing the parasite fungus, one can see how it proliferates from lower, thicker branches upwards. The mushroom in this observation doesn’t seem to show that pattern, nor one can actually see the parasite, even under microscope. On the other hand, it’s said that the presence of parasite affects development of the branch tips in C.cristata, creating fewer and more blunt tips. The same patters can be seen here and in other observations of C.cinerea. Also, how to explain mixed and intertwining colonies of white/smoky specimens, without obvious presence of parasite on them? Go figure :(

Created: 2015-10-11 12:58:35 -03 (-0300)
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