Identification: New to me

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by Hermit, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. Hermit

    Hermit Active Member

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    I don't know a thing about fungus or lichen except that I love Morels.
    However, in my near-daily wildflower photo expeditions I see lots of fungi.
    Here is one I've not seen before:
     

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  2. Frog

    Frog Generous Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I know very little about coral fungi, and I'm not in your region ...
    but this really does look like Clavulina cristata, because of the colour, the branch tips, the overall shape, and the fact that Ramarias tend to having a heavy base, and this looks like it does not.
     
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    Thanks Frog, I follow up on that and see if I can do a definitive ID.
     
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    Thank you Michael. After looking at your write-up and your photos, (link), I believe we have a match. I returned to the area and found another specimen that better shows the "crown."
     

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    Frog Generous Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Interesting! Suddenly I'm wondering whether I *have* actually seen Artomyces here - will keep eyes peeled. Sad about the name change, Clavicorona seems way more apt :-)
     
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    Nice Nice Nice!!!
    Artomyces pixydatus
     

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