Observation 30610: Artomyces piperatus (Kauffman) Jülich
When: 2009-12-18
No herbarium specimen

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63% (3)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Because of the dark colors, it keys in Doty to Clavaria piperata; Spore size and shape would help here.
Used references: Doty, Maxwell S. 1944. Clavaria, the Species Known From Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Oregon State College Press, Corvallis, OR. 91p.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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Another difference
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-12-22 00:32:24 CST (-0600)

To tell them apart without knowing the spores, could be to pay attention to the host. From what I’ve read, A. piperatus grows on conifers, and A. pyxidatus on hardwoods. I have only seen the latter on aspen.

rare
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2009-12-21 12:56:28 CST (-0600)

I have seen it before, but its not common.

Weeeell
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-12-21 03:02:37 CST (-0600)

I did not think much of this observation; was not aware that it is uncommon on the West Coast…

For one, it is listed on MykoWeb, so that would seem to suggest that it is found here… Mike took the photo on the page, but it does not say where the photo was taken. Maybe he will chime in.
http://www.mykoweb.com/CAF/species/Clavicorona_pyxidata.html

Then on MushroomExpert, Kuo says:
“widely distributed in eastern North America, the Rocky Mountains, and Mexico, but absent or rare on the West Coast.”
http://www.mushroomexpert.com/artomyces_pyxidatus.html

So I don’t know! My guess is it is just uncommon.

Well, look at that…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-12-20 03:13:27 CST (-0600)

Damn, look at that, is that right? I didn’t think these happened in California at all. But, well now… This looks to be the only obs. of these from California, have other people seen these in the state?

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