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When: 2008-09-22

Collection location: Bavaria, Germany [Click for map]

Who: AL'S (Sig)

No specimen available

In the Forest growing on Moss ,Grass and Stumps .Color Yellow


Proposed Names

56% (1)
Recognized by sight: The bright yellow, forked fungi certainly matches the description of Calocera viscosa (Pers. ex Fr.) Fr. But could be C. cornea (Clublike Tuning Fork) instead. There is a substantial difference in size between the two. Need to know the approximate height of the fungus. Both of these species are reported from North America, and may not be present in Bavaria, Germany.
Used references: The Audubon Field Guide to North American Mushrooms, p. 381; photo 735.
84% (1)
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C. viscosa
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-09-24 19:29:23 CDT (-0400)

Paul’s comments do seem to indicate C. viscosa. Anyone want to name it?

Proportions and size
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-09-24 18:39:24 CDT (-0400)

The size, as indicated by the moss in the photos with the fungus, and the proportions (much longer than wide), also point to C. viscosa.

Probably not C. cornea
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-09-24 04:41:18 CDT (-0400)

I want to agree. But the finder did say it was growing on a stump, so the actual size, which is not readily apparent, comes into play. There are many forks visible on some of the specimens, but I can’t tell that all of them have forks.

Not C. cornea
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-09-23 22:06:11 CDT (-0400)

Not Calocera cornea. See obs. 11171 for what that species looks like: quite tiny, more horn-shaped than coral-like, and tiny, on exposed wood.

Mushrooms and Toadstools by Ronald Rayner has photos (though it’s a guide to European fungi) that match obs. 11171, as well. Web research seems to concur.

Two possibilities
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-09-22 19:01:03 CDT (-0400)

Calocera viscosa if small and gelatinous; otherwise Clavulinopsis fusiformis or a close relative.