Observation 59888: Tremellodendropsis (Corner) D.A. Crawford
When: 2010-07-18
No herbarium specimen

Notes: The mushroom is very tough and sharp-pointed (you can prick your foot if you step on it barefeet), persisting for many weeks.

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Tremellodendropsis is probable
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2011-09-03 07:53:56 PDT (-0700)

I observed similar patterns in what I thought was Tremellodendropsis species. I believe Tremellodendron too develops the same way – initially rubbery-soft, becoming hard and leathery. However, I didn’t find any species matching so far – none are so tiny and pointed.

Weird Colors
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2011-09-02 21:11:16 PDT (-0700)

These mushrooms appeared again in the same patch of mulch few days ago. Initially, for a very short time, they were softish-rubberish, but hardened fast. I wanted to see if they were hygroscopic at all and dipped them into tap water. That changed their color to dark red-brownish. Hmm… What’s in my water? Chlorine, some water softener, what else? I’ll grab another batch and test them with KOH. Any takers to look at the actual specimen?

Still very odd
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2011-06-30 18:46:39 PDT (-0700)

I’m finding precious few species of Clavulina in the books and online. Most of them seem to have soft, gentle structure. Like I mentioned before, this fungus is very tough and even sharp to touch. I wonder if this stuff shows up in our mulch this year again (nothing’s there so far). If I get a specimen, can someone ID this beast?

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