Observation 8161: Clavulinopsis Overeem

This is another series of images of either Clavaria or Ramaria. I was not able to get a spore sprint at the time. The fungi also were rather miniscule.These were growing in a damp shaded section of my property, and were also shaded by gums of several kinds. There was not a lot of other ground growth or grass in the area. It was rather bare. This fungi could be Clavaria amoena but as usual I am not confident enough to make a decision.


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Recognized by sight: Single in groups, on wet soil, pointed tips, no branching of fruit bodies, orange color…looks like our Clavulinopsis laeticolor, but you may have something different where you live.

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Just read through the notes. This Fungi? is fully mature. It never gets any bigger than this. I do have many trees in close proximity and they drop bark twice a year. Some of the bark from the Tallow-woods is very fibry and could be seen as compost. The Gum leaves that drop break up very quickly and become part of the surface but are not really seen as floor litter that builds up.


I have enlarged this image 150% to try and show whether the stems are smooth or pimply. I still cant be sure which way to go!.

Clavulinopsis amoena
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-06-30 18:51:53 CEST (+0200)

Seems like a good fit, for a photo only ID. As good as many posted on MO! You could always correct it later, Ian, if necessary, once you’ve bought and learned how to use your microscope! ;)

Ah yes, wood
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-06-30 18:10:23 CEST (+0200)

Ah, yes, that would be correct, wood, Calocera is found on wood. I think I knew that, but that fact wasn’t coming through.

Clavulinopsis amoena?
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-06-30 17:56:10 CEST (+0200)

Clavaria amoena actually turns out to be a Clavulinopsis, so why not Clavulinopsis amoena then? That’s at least an australian species, the looks and habitat suits fine too (but there might of course be some others to choose from).

By: Heather Hallen-Adams (hallenhe)
2008-06-30 16:11:11 CEST (+0200)

I suppose there’s no chance that it’s an immature Cordyceps?

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-06-30 15:26:02 CEST (+0200)

I’d say some kind of Clavaria (or possibly Clavulinopsis). All Calocera I know are growing on rotten wood.

Calocera viscosa
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-06-30 14:11:39 CEST (+0200)

Looks like Calocera viscosa, a stalk shaped jelly fungus.

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