Observation 6053: Clavaria Vaill. ex L.
When: 2008-01-13
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

Pink fairy fingers.

Any ideas as to the species? rubicundula? (seems too pretty a pink) rosea? (an Eastern sp., not known to occur here).

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possible rubicundula
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-04-05 08:26:22 PDT (-0700)

Altho the specimen is long gone, and no one put it under the scope, the photo is a dead-ringer for a photo of rubicundula in Bessette’s little book, “Mushrooms of the Adirondacks.” It’s only a best guesstimate, but I think we have a pretty close match. I’m ready to move on!

clavulina sp.
By: vesna maric (kalipso)
2008-04-05 03:56:12 PDT (-0700)

Another pink Clavulina with unbranched tips is C. rosea, as you suggested. It is up to 6 cm tall, fragile and rose- to purplish-pink. The colours of the fungi vary, so don’t have to be so strict about it.

Hard to resist trying to put a name on this handsome fungus!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-04-01 08:42:36 PDT (-0700)

Sorry, not a match. Your Clavulina, altho similar in color, has densely branched tips.

try this
By: vesna maric (kalipso)
2008-04-01 08:36:35 PDT (-0700)

Clavulina amethystina

not zollingeri
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-03-22 12:10:28 PDT (-0700)

zollingeri has branched tips; still don’t know what it IS, tho…

By: vesna maric (kalipso)
2008-03-22 09:54:40 PDT (-0700)

Could be Clavaria zollingeri.

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