Collection location: Howarth Park, Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]
I only have seen this one purple club which seems to fit the description in Arora for C. purpurea. It was about 2.5 cm tall and found amongst oak and madrone.
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just saw this in a search for Alloclavaria. Unique sighting for California, and most definitely not Alloclavaria purpurea, but something much much cooler!
Nice obsie, too bad you didn’t collect it, but I get when things just visually pop up later in review.
Yeah, well, it was the Hygrocybe that I saw and I didn’t notice the Clavaria until I was setting up a shot of the Hygrocybe with my camera. But thanks!
That little Clavaria is a kick. You must have great eyes to have seen such a tiny but beautiful specimen. I also agree with you that this is not an Alloclavaria purpurea (name changed since Aurora), unless it was found in extremely sandy soil conditions, which it doesn’t appear to be.
is where you’ll find the hygrocybe and thanks for the id on the clavaria!
Good call, Nathan. It was confusing to see a little Hygrocybe labeled Clavaria!
The pretty rose-colored strap fungus was not obvious in the small photo.
I have never seen rosea before, but purpurascens is often clustered and pointed at the tip. Here is an image of purpurascens from CO, a few years back, that I just posted on MO…
Great sighting, Deb!
You should put one in. Note that you can select ‘Reuse Image’ rather than ‘Add Image’ after you create the observation to avoid uploading the image multiple times. This will also cause the image to list both names in the title.