Observation 3970: Grifola frondosa (Dicks.) Gray
When: 2006-09-14
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Specimen found growing on ground in mixed woodland of pine, oak, and sweetgum.
As seen in photo, it’s forked upright branches are broad, flat, and wavy.

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Grifola Frondosa
By: William Tanneberger (William)
2007-08-30 07:48:40 EDT (-0400)

Nathan, I agree with your findings as to it possibility being Grifola frondosa. I have found a reference that exhibits many of the same features and characteristics of my specimen grown in a similar habitat. See photo 2 on reference web page http://theforagerpress.com/fieldguide/grifola.htm.

Might be Grifola frondosa
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2007-08-29 12:27:14 EDT (-0400)

I haven’t collected it enough to confidently recognize it through the mold and age, but the general structure reminds me of Grifola.

Clavulina cristata doubtful
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2007-08-29 01:59:56 EDT (-0400)

This specimen looks old and moldy, but it’s too thick and chunky to be Clavulina cristata. Besides 2 spores per basidia, Clavulina cristata has numerous sharp points at the tip of the branches. Cristate means crested.

Created: 2007-08-24 08:36:27 EDT (-0400)
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