Observation 56435: Clavicorona taxophila (Thom) Doty

When: 2010-10-23

Collection location: Slovenia [Click for map]

Who: BubikolRamios

No specimen available


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Thanks Drew
By: Andreas (AK_CCM)
2011-06-27 00:44:13 PDT (-0700)

for your informations about the various substrate of Clavicorona taxophila – very interesting, because I’ve found the species only once in my life under a European Yew. Do you think this finding could be C. taxophila?

Sorry, I’m here at MO only since a short while. As I clicked at the vote I could see your choice.

Looks like
By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2011-06-26 18:01:19 PDT (-0700)

the Clavacorona taxophila I find here Washington state. It’s not restricted to Taxus liter as I’ve seen it under Thuja plicata, and Larix occidentalis as well as Taxus brevifolia. It’s usually very gregarious in habit.

I believe the type came from New York state.

Growing on needles of Taxus baccata?
By: Andreas (AK_CCM)
2011-06-26 14:01:29 PDT (-0700)

This finding reminds me to Clavicorona taxophila, which I could see in the southern Bavarian nature reserve “Eibenwald Paterzell” some years ago. This area includes more then 2000 partly very old European Yews and is one of the biggest coherent stocks of the European Yew in Germany. At Fungiworld.com you could see some photos of this rare fungus:


Regards, Andreas

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-10-24 12:29:29 PDT (-0700)

You are not actually required to fill anything out in the ‘Notes’ box. It’s there in case you have any information to offer in addition to what is visibly apparent from any uploaded photos. Color is one such aspect which users will be quite able to determine on their own from the presence of any accompanying photography.

I’m not so sure about C. acuta. Compare your observation with http://mushroomobserver.org/1776. Your specimen is distinctly “crowned” with short, stubby branches. C. acuta is traditionally club-shaped or, in the case of your link, somewhat irregular, but not apically branched as this specimen is.

the image tells it all
By: BubikolRamios
2010-10-24 11:54:31 PDT (-0700)

but since form demands some input …..
anyway, since there: http://www.gobe.si/Mikologija/Clavaria
are only two options, I would go for Clavaria acuta. Thanks for tip.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-10-24 10:32:59 PDT (-0700)


surely you can tell us something else. this sounds like how an embittered 19th century Ellis Island immigrations officer might have described my ancestors on their immigration papers. then again, he had the good fortune of being told the names of his “specimens”, only to scribble ‘too ethnic to pronounce’ in the box marked ‘FAMILY NAME’.

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