Identification: Spiky orange fungus

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by Brettf, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. Brettf

    Brettf Member

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    Found this one in the Seymour demonstration forest in North Vancouver. I have no idea what it is.
     

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    allelopath Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    My guess would be Calocera viscosa
    (Yellow Staghorn Fungus or Staghorn Jelly Fungus)
     
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    Two more photos

    Thank allelopath. I did a google images search on Calocera viscosa and I would tend to agree with you. The only differences I can see is this fungus has hollow base and the photos all seem to be of spikes. Not sure if this is a big deal or not.
     

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Thank you allelopath and Daniel Mosquin for the identification help. Extra thanks to Daniel for the write up and choosing this photo for the BPotD. This forum is great stuff.
     

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