Observation 20793: Clavariaceae sensu lato

I have come across this species in the same place two years in a row and as yet I have not been able to put a name to it. They stand at best 20 mm high and so far have not been able to get a spore print nor find any basida or spores when looked at with my microscope. Any other suggestions as presently Tremellodendropsis is my best guess.

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By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2011-05-04 03:31:39 EDT (-0400)

I think there is getting some confusion as the possible names.

Scytinopogon sp. Two known species in NZ which are quite distinctive I have been into Landcare (PDD) and compared my collections against theirs to confirm ID. There was a note on the collection packet that these name may not be correct but till something is published I am happy with them 

Scytinopogon angulisporus

also the species shown on Johns website

Scytinopogon pallescens

Apheleria dendroides is a name that came from an old field guide and was what I was originally calling Scytinopogon angulisporus. I now know better.

I don’t think my present observation is ether of these three species and there is no recorded species of Tremellodendron not that that mean much.

Thanks ever one for there suggestions

By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-05-03 10:46:25 EDT (-0400)

we have two other names by the author himself.


By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2009-05-03 00:04:34 EDT (-0400)

The fungus is tough but flexible with no smell that I recall. I have been looking at the dates in which I have been finding these and see that it has always been late winter. I am left wondering now if all the spores have been dispersed by the time I find them. A visit earlier in the season might be called for.

Don’t think
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-05-02 15:47:06 EDT (-0400)

it’s an imperfect one, just immature coralloid fungus. If imperfect maybe it comes close to Anthina. Is the fungus’ context soft or hard, any smell etc.?

“Mycelia sterilia”?
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-05-02 12:17:09 EDT (-0400)

Could belong to that group if it doesn’t produce spores

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