Observation 44813: Artomyces Jülich

This Coral fungi I thought was a little different in the fact that it was growing on a dead stump, and well up from the forest floor where I find most Coral Fungi.
I can remember reading where a Coral Fungi only grows on this base but cant find the reference.


Copyright © 2010 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2010 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2010 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia

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Recognized by sight
21% (4)
Recognized by sight
66% (4)
Recognized by sight: Growing on wood

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Reply to Paul

Paul I logged the location and visit this area during the fungi season each year. The area is very remote from the usual tracks that are accessible. I have put a “revisit” in my notebook.

I vote for Artomyces.
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-05-01 18:32:52 PDT (-0700)

It seems to prefer to branch in four where it branches, which is characteristic of that genus.

A spore print will tell the tale.

Don’t really know the spore colour
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-05-01 07:37:28 PDT (-0700)

IF the yellow discoloration on the lower branches is a result of fallen spores, I’d call it Ramaria. If that is the case, it would rule out Artomyces.

To me, it doesn’t look like a typical Artomyces – but I can’t really say that I know them all..


Hi, do you have a suggested naming for this file. I am out of my depth and thought I was safe naming it at the time. Do you agree with Alan or Johann. I have looked at so many images that look alike its like being on a merrygo round.
At present I am trying to get naming on a fungi I havent loaded yet, without success.

Other wood-loving corals
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-05-01 02:55:53 PDT (-0700)

are Lentaria (exlusively on wood and white-spored, like Artomyces) and
certain sections of Ramaria (Echinoramaria and Lentoramaria – growing on wood or debris, spore colour ochraceous, actually yellowish to reddish brown). Both have branches with pointed tips, not crown-like apices.

That’s called “cloaking”
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-04-30 19:38:29 PDT (-0700)

and according to Google, it’s against their terms of service to show Google a different version of a page than is shown to humans.

In practice, either Google has its hands full trying to catch violators or Google simply turns a blind eye. To boycott sites that cloak is simple though: ignore all Google search results for which the “Cached” link is missing. The cloakers all make Google disable it since otherwise the cache’s availability defeats the bait-and-switch purpose of the cloaking.

11 species., 1 genera
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2010-04-30 19:23:09 PDT (-0700)

There are 11 species of Artomyces in your part of the world according to this paper. “For the genus Artomyces. Jülich, New Zealand and Australia are unusually specious with 11 species.” It appears as though google can index the whole text of the paper but for normal web users they are trying to sell it.

Alan R

Thanks Alan. I had read that there was one that only grows on wood. Couldnt find the reference.

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