Observation 6053: Clavaria Vaill. ex L.

When: 2008-01-13

Collection location: Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available

Pink fairy fingers.

Any ideas as to the species? rubicundula? (seems too pretty a pink) rosea? (an Eastern sp., not known to occur here).

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:56:51 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Santa Cruz Fungus Fair, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA’ to ‘Santa Cruz, California, USA’


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possible rubicundula
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-04-05 10:26:22 CDT (-0500)

Altho the specimen is long gone, and no one put it under the scope, the photo is a dead-ringer for a photo of rubicundula in Bessette’s little book, “Mushrooms of the Adirondacks.” It’s only a best guesstimate, but I think we have a pretty close match. I’m ready to move on!

clavulina sp.
By: vesna maric (kalipso)
2008-04-05 05:56:12 CDT (-0500)

Another pink Clavulina with unbranched tips is C. rosea, as you suggested. It is up to 6 cm tall, fragile and rose- to purplish-pink. The colours of the fungi vary, so don’t have to be so strict about it.

Hard to resist trying to put a name on this handsome fungus!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-04-01 10:42:36 CDT (-0500)

Sorry, not a match. Your Clavulina, altho similar in color, has densely branched tips.

try this
By: vesna maric (kalipso)
2008-04-01 10:36:35 CDT (-0500)

Clavulina amethystina

not zollingeri
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-03-22 14:10:28 CDT (-0500)

zollingeri has branched tips; still don’t know what it IS, tho…

By: vesna maric (kalipso)
2008-03-22 11:54:40 CDT (-0500)

Could be Clavaria zollingeri.