Calocera cornea

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Calocera cornea
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Dacrymycetes
Order: Dacrymycetales
Family: Dacrymycetaceae
Genus: Calocera
Species: C. cornea
Binomial name
Calocera cornea
(Batsch) Fr. (1827)
Synonyms

Clavaria cornea Batsch (1783)
Corynoides cornea (Batsch) Gray (1821)
Calocera cornes (Batsch) Fr. (1827)

Calocera cornea
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Mycological characteristics
smooth hymenium
no distinct cap
hymenium attachment is irregular or not applicable
stipe is bare
spore print is white
ecology is saprotrophic
edibility: inedible


Calocera cornea is a jelly fungus that grows on decaying wood. It is a member of the Dacrymycetales, an order of fungi characterized by their unique "tuning fork" basidia.

Its yellow, finger-like, tapering basidiocarps are somewhat gelatinous in texture. In typical specimens the basidiocarps become up to 3 mm in diameter, and 2 cm in height. The hymenium covers the sides of the basidiocarps, each basidium producing and forcibly discharging only two basidiospores.

References[edit]

  • C.J. Alexopolous, Charles W. Mims, M. Blackwell et al., Introductory Mycology, 4th ed. (John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken NJ, 2004) ISBN 0-471-52229-5
  • McNabb R.F.R. 1965a. Taxonomic studies in the Dacrymycetaceae II. Calocera (Fries) Fries. New Zealand J. Bot. 3: 31–58.
  • Messiah.edu