Is this a fungus?

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  1. J.Onstott

    J.Onstott Active Member

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    Hiya-
    Can you tell me if this is infact a fungus.... I took the picture some time ago and sadly do not have the ability to actually hold it and try to key it out.

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  2. Illecippo

    Illecippo Active Member

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    Yes, is a fungus!!!!

    Clavulina sp., probably

    Clavulina cinerea fo.cinerea (Bulliard) J.Schröter, in Cohn, Krypt.-Fl. Schlesien (Breslau) 3(1): 443 (1888)
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    Clavaria cinerea Bull., Herbier de la France 8: tab. 354 (1788)
    Clavaria cinerea var. gracilis Rea, Trans. Br. mycol. Soc. 6: 62 (1920)
    Clavaria fuliginea Pers., Mycol. eur., Section 1 (Erlanga) 1: 166 (1822)
    Clavaria grisea Pers., Comment. Fungis Clavaeform: 44 (1797)
    Clavulina cinerea (Bull.) J. Schröt., in Cohn, Krypt.-Fl. Schlesien (Breslau) 3(1): 443 (1888)
    Clavulina cinerea var. gracilis (Rea) Corner, Monograph of Clavaria and Allied Genera (London): 309 (1950)
    Ramaria cinerea (Bull.) Gray, Nat. Arr. Brit. Pl. (London) 1: 655 (1821)
     
  3. Frog

    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Clavulinas and Ramarias look similar, a more close up shot would help.
    Another note, if it turned out to be a normally white Clavulina, blue-grey staining is likely a bad sign of another fungus attacking it, one which has been implicated as a carcinogen, making some edible Clavulinas dangerous to eat.

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