Observation 64896: Clavulina J. Schröt.

When: 2011-03-28

Collection location: Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve, Solano Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Byrain

Specimen available

Found growing from oak duff, the side that was exposed to the sun is tan and the other side is purple-ish.

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By: Byrain
2011-04-08 21:36:59 PDT (-0700)

I do not remember what oak species it was found under, more then one was nearby judging on the leaves in the picture. I found this plant species list from the area which lists Quercus berberidifolia, Q. douglasi, Q. lobata, and Q. wislizeni. http://nrs.ucdavis.edu/stebbins/species/popweb1.htm

I don’t think there is any tanoak and the species list doesn’t list it. The pine needles in the picture would belong to Pinus sabiniana. I also found a beat-up specimen shortly after this one in Fair Oaks, CA growing under solely a similar selection of oak. I didn’t get any pictures of that one due to its state.

Looks more like a Ramaria
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2011-04-08 18:10:13 PDT (-0700)
and Ramaria violaceceibrunnea ( http://www.mykoweb.com/... ) would have been my guess but the habitat and time of year doesn’t match.
May be Clavulina amethystina, but an older specimen.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2011-04-08 17:20:21 PDT (-0700)

Do you remember any nearby tree species? Tanoak, maybe?

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