CLUB-SHAPED Fungi, CORAL Fungi, CAULIFLOWER fungi & 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. Unlike toothed fungi which have downward pointing spines, both club and coral-like fungi grow upward from their respective substrates.

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, generally are 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. 

Clavariadelphus truncatus10050068


Some of the fungi included below can also be found listed in other morphological categories, such as Sebacina schweinitzii (Tremellodendron schweinitzii), which is somewhat gelatinous.


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CLUB FUNGI

CALOCERA_____cornea, _____viscosa

CLAVARIADELPHUS____americanus,____pistillaris,____truncatus

MACROTYPHULA____juncea


CORAL-LIKE FUNGI

ARTOMYCES (Clavicorona)____pyxidatus

CLAVARIA____fragilis(vermicularis)____fumosa____fuscata____pulchra____zollingeri

CLAVULINA____amethystina,____cinerea,____coralloides (cristata),____ornatipes,____rugosa

CLAVULINOPSIS____aurantiocinnabarinus____corniculata____fusiformis___helvola____laeticolor

LENTARIA____byssiseda ____micheneri

MULTICLAVULA___mucida

RAMARIA____aurea,____botrytis,____concolor,____fennica,____flavigelatinosa,____formosa, ____fumigata,____stricta

RAMARIOPSIS____corniculata____kunzei

SEBACINA (TREMELLODENDRON)_____incrustans____schweinitzii_____sparassoidea


CAULIFLOWER MUSHROOMS

SPARASSIS_____americana_____spathulata 


FIBER FANS

THELEPHORA____anthrocephalus____cuticularis_____palmatus_____terrestris____vialis