(Pers.) Jülich (1982)
Clavaria pyxidata Pers. (1794)
|no distinct cap|
|hymenium attachment is irregular or not applicable|
|lacks a stipe|
|spore print is white|
|ecology is saprotrophic|
Artomyces pyxidatus is a coral fungus that is commonly called crown coral or crown-tipped coral fungus. Its most characteristic feature is the crown-like shape of the tips of its branches.
Artomyces pyxidatus can be observed throughout North America during the growing season, producing its fleshy, coral-like fruiting bodies on decaying wood. Basidia and basidiospores are produced on the surfaces of the branches. These fungi are considered edible when cooked, although some people may experience gastrointestinal upset, especially after eating a large quantity. The raw fruiting bodies have a peppery taste which usually disappears when cooked.
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- Zheng Y-B, Lu C-H, Zheng Z-H, Lin X-J, Su W-J, Shen Y-M. (2008). "New sesquiterpenes from edible fungus Clavicorona pyxidata". Helvetica Chimica Acta 91 (11): 2174–80. doi:10.1002/hlca.200890235.
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