Observation 22985: Clavaria atkinsoniana

This is very similar to Clavaria vermicularis but the spores are larger at 10 microns and it is a little different. Clavaria Vermicularis spores are about 5 microns. I got this information on Mushroomexpert.com Michael Kuo under the species of C. vermicularis. He has a little foot note at the bottom of the page abut spore size so this is my reasoning that his is C. atkinsoniana These specimens where growing in moss in the middle of a well used trail. The fruiting bodies are only about 4 cm singular brittle growing gregariously. spore print white.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:00:43 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Glade Creek Trail Head. New River Gorge Fayette. Co West Virginia’ to ‘Glade Creek Trailhead, New River Gorge National River, Fayette Co., West Virginia, USA


not much bigger than a dime.

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Recognized by sight: found growing in moss
Used references: Mushroomobserver.com
Based on microscopic features: Spores round 10 microns
Based on chemical features: green in Iron salts

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