Observation 59691: Clavariaceae sensu lato

When: 2009-09-03

Collection location: Kettle Moraine State Forest South, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

No specimen available


[admin – Thu Feb 10 03:26:53 +0000 2011]: Changed location name from ‘Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit, Wisconsin, USA’ to ‘Kettle Moraine State Forest South, Wisconsin, USA

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Good shot Andrew
By: John Steinke (John Steinke)
2012-09-07 05:31:33 PDT (-0700)

I have collected something like this from the U.P. and Wisconsin on three or four occasions. Your collection seems to have the pinkish base, like my collections, that I call Ramariopsis kunzei.

Could be Lentaria
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-07-01 01:36:58 PDT (-0700)

byssiseda – or micheneri (bitter taste, smaller spores)

no way
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-07-01 00:22:07 PDT (-0700)

it’s lichen. it’s too… fungal. it’s an oddball coral, though not one adhering to my common conception of genera like Lachnocladium, Scytinopogon or Aphelaria. I’ll try to bend Ron Exeter’s arm into taking a look. the extensive crowning at the tips looks a bit like Artomyces, but it’s really not an area I’m the least bit confident in.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2011-07-01 00:08:53 PDT (-0700)

On wood or the ground? It reminds me of one of the sparser Hericium. I am also on my phone, so I could e viewing this all wrong…

Interesting idea about Cladonia
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2011-06-30 19:04:24 PDT (-0700)

The tips of the branches of this mushroom do somewhat resemble certain species of Cladonia, especially the subgroup that’s sometimes called its own genus Cladina (this comment will probably catch me some flack from every lichenologist who will come across this conversation). However, I still think it’s a coral mushroom. I don’t know where else to look for ID, especially considering that corals are not taxonomical group, but rather a common name for similarly looking fungi.

By: zaca
2011-06-30 17:32:38 PDT (-0700)
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-06-30 03:14:31 PDT (-0700)


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