Observation 46520: Clavicorona taxophila (Thom) Doty

When: 2010-06-04

Collection location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

Specimen available

this one is very curious.

found growing in the duff beneath a large, rotting Tricholoma.
jelly-like texture, cupulate cap, bumps in center of cup like those found on the fertile surface of very young Pseudohydnum gelatinosum.

Microscopy not very useful…immature, no spores. Will post micrographs soon.


400x in Congo Red. Note fat, snake-like, oil-filled gloeocystidia.

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micrograph added.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-06-09 11:31:17 MDT (-0600)
good call, Darv!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-06-08 22:20:40 MDT (-0600)

here’s a link to a description that seems to fit:

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