Observation 31025: Clitocybe sclerotoidea (Morse) H.E. Bigelow
When: 2009-12-27
No herbarium specimen

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Other habitats…
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-12-31 21:39:02 CST (-0500)

I have found something very similar to C. sclerotoidea fruiting from moss under Douglas-Fir, presumably from Helvella mycelium, although none were fruiting around it.

Wow this is interesting !!!
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-12-31 21:20:52 CST (-0500)
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-12-31 06:06:47 CST (-0500)

That is an awesome shot Darv. I don’t think I have found this species before, but I find H. lacunosa all the time, so I will look harder for C. sclerotoidea from now on.

Parasite on Helvella
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-12-30 22:36:01 CST (-0500)

Clitocybe sclerotoidea parasitizes Helvella lacunosa and forms underground truffles out of the aborted fruiting bodies. One of the truffles was dug up and sliced open. The cluster on the left is fruiting from it.

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-12-29 19:40:52 CST (-0500)

Never seen this one.

Arora mentions the strange association
By: Dave in NE PA
2009-12-28 23:10:23 CST (-0500)

with the combination of pine and Helvella lacunosa.

Created: 2009-12-28 21:18:07 CST (-0500)
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