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Clavulinopsis aurantiocinnabarina

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by Michael Kuo

Cla-vu-li-nop-sis-aur-an-ti-o-cin-a-ba-ri-na. Fourteen syllables--every last one of them devoted to this tiny little club fungus!

Although the precise North American distribution of Clavulinopsis aurantiocinnabarina is unclear, it appears to be fairly common from roughly Ohio to Virginia and Connecticut. It can be distinguished from Clavulinopsis fusiformis and Clavulinopsis laeticolor by its reddish orange colors.

Clavaria aurantiocinnabarina is a previous name.


Ecology: Presumably saprobic; growing scattered, gregariously, or in loose clusters under hardwoods, often in low-lying areas; summer and fall; North American distribution uncertain, but probably limited to eastern North America.

Fruiting Body: 1.5-4 cm high; 1-3 mm wide; cylindrical and unbranched; sometimes a bit twisted; dry; reddish orange; with a blunt or pointed tip.

Flesh: Orange; thin; moderately brittle.

Odor and Taste: Not distinctive.

Spore Print: White.

Microscopic Features: Spores 5-7 µ; globose or subglobose; smooth. Basidia 4-sterigmate. Clamp connections present but scattered; often inconspicuous.

REFERENCES: (Schweinitz, 1832) Corner, 1950. (Saccardo, 1888; Coker, 1923; Corner, 1950; Petersen, 1968.) Herb. Kuo 07171010.

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Clavulinopsis aurantiocinnabarina

Clavulinopsis aurantiocinnabarina

Clavulinopsis aurantiocinnabarina

Clavulinopsis aurantiocinnabarina
Clamp connection

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