Observation 59872: Lentaria dendroidea (O.R. Fr.) J.H. Petersen

When: 2010-06-23

Collection location: Picnic Point, Madison, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

-52% (3)
Recognized by sight: Xylaria polymorpha in top photo
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Recognized by sight
54% (3)
Recognized by sight
66% (2)
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Recognized by sight: yellowish tips, whole fruitbody uniformly yellowish/ochraceous with age (L. micheneri and L. pinicola are very close, maybe synonyms)
57% (1)
Recognized by sight

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I believe I removed it
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2012-09-07 21:51:36 PDT (-0700)

Once Walt mentioned it.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-09-07 21:43:48 PDT (-0700)

where is the duplicate?

duplicate observation
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-06-19 23:15:12 PDT (-0700)
Coral fungi on wood
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-11-29 01:13:26 PST (-0800)

The genus Lentaria is one, with several species (white to ochraceous, smooth spores).
L. byssiseda can’t be ruled out, but another look-alike with repeatedly branched fruitbodies and shorter spores is L. dendroidea (L. micheneri may be a synonym).

Two subgenera in Ramaria (Echinoramaria & particularly Lentoramaria) can also be found on wood. The spores are yellowish to different shades of brown, more or less ornamented.

Microscopy is needed for a proper ID..

Maybe Lentaria byssiseda?
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2010-11-28 14:11:23 PST (-0800)

I gather it could grow on decomposing wood (although more often is found on leaves and twings) – it’s thought to be a saprobe. Most of the macro charachterisitcs match otherwise.

Other options?
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-11-28 09:52:28 PST (-0800)

It’s on wood and the crown tips are there. That indicates Artomyces (Clavicorona) pyxidata.

Not likely
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2010-11-28 09:37:45 PST (-0800)

The mushroom is kind of rubbery, not fragile as Clavicorona pyxidata (I hope we’re talking about the same mushroom as Clavicorona was rebranded into Artomyces). The tips don’t seem to demonstrate shallow “cups” surrounded by several points.

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