CAULIFLOWER, CLUB-SHAPED FUNGI, CLUSTERED CORALS & FIBER FANS

Club-shaped fungi can be found in both the Ascomycota and the Basidiomycota. Typically they consist of single club-like shapes that emerge from the ground, false truffles or even insect larvae. Coral-shaped fungi resemble sea corals. Some consist of individual delicate and thin fruting bodies that may grow gregareously, but separately from leaves and other forest debris. Most coral fungi, however, are generally clustered or even fused at a common base. Some emerge from dead of dying wood, while others are terrestrial. The club and coral fungi are an artificial category. Representatives are in several different distantly related orders and families. 


Some of the fungi included below can also be found in other listed morphological categories, such as Calocera cornea, Calocera viscosa, the Leotia species, Microglossum species & Sebacina schweinitzii (Tremellodendron schweinitzii) and others, which are somewhat gelatinous.

Clicking on the name of the fungus will bring you to photos and descriptions of the mentioned species.

Sebacina sparassoidea 9836

Sebacina sparassoides

CAULIFLOWER MUSHROOMS

SPARASSIS_____americana_____spathulata (herbstii) 


CLUB FUNGI

CLAVARIADELPHUS____americanus____pistillaris____truncatus

CORDYCEPS ____militaris

ELAPHOCORDYCEPS____ophioglossoides

GEOGLOSSUM____diforme

LEOTIA____atrovirens____lubrica____viscosa

MICROGLOSSUM____olivaceum____rufum____viride

MITRUA____elegans

TRICHOGLOSSUM____hirstum____walterii

XYLARIA____hypoxylon____longipes____polymorpha


CORAL-LIKE FUNGI 

ARTOMYCES (Clavicorona)____pyxidatus

CALOCERA____cornea____viscosa

CLAVARIA____fragilis (vermicularis)____fumosa____fuscata____ornatipes____pulchra____zollingeri

CLAVULINA____cinerea____coralloides (cristata)____rugosa

CLAVULINOPSIS____aurantiocinnabarinus____corniculata____fusiformis___helvola____laeticolor

LENTARIA____byssiseda 

MACROTYPHULA____juncea 

MUCRONELLA____bresadolae

MULTICLAVULA___mucida

RAMARIA____aurea____botrytis____fennica____flavigelatinosa____formosa____fumigata____stricta

RAMARIOPSIS____kunzei

SEBACINA (TREMELLODENDRON)_____incrustans____schweinitzii_____sparassoidea

TREMELLODENDRON (See SEBACINA) ____schweinitzii (pallidum)



FIBER FANS

THELEPHORA____anthrocephalus_____palmatus_____terrestris____vialis