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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Russulales
Family: Auriscalpiaceae
Genus: Clavicorona
Doty (1947)
Type species
Clavicorona taxophila
(Thom) Doty (1947)
  • Craterellus taxophilus Thom (1904)
  • Physalacria tuba R.Heim (1934)
  • Clavicorona tuba (R.Heim) Corner (1950)

Clavicorona is a fungal genus in the family Auriscalpiaceae. The genus was first described by Maxwell Stanford Doty in 1947, who included the species C. pyxidata, C. cristata, C. taxophila, and C. candelabrum.[2] E.J.H.Corner added another five species in 1950: C. candelabrum, C. colensoi, C. javanica, C. mairei, and C. tuba.[3] He included C. dichotoma in 1970.[4]

In his 1972 revision of the genus, James Dodd listed 11 species,[5] but most of these have since been transferred to other genera, particularly Artomyces. According to the nomenclatural database Index Fungorum, the genus is monotypic, as the sole remaining valid species is the type, Clavicorona taxophila.


  1. ^ "Clavicorona taxophila (Thom) Doty". Index Fungorum. CAB International. Retrieved 2011-11-30. 
  2. ^ Doty MS. (1947). "Clavicorona, a new genus among the clavarioid fungi". Lloydia. 10: 38–44. 
  3. ^ Corner EJH. (1950). A Monograph of Clavaria and Allied Genera. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. pp. 285–94. 
  4. ^ Corner EJH. (1970). Supplement to "A Monograph of Clavaria and Allied Genera". Beiheifte Nova Hedwigia. 33. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh. ISBN 978-8121104609. 
  5. ^ Dodd JL. (1972). "The genus Clavicorona". Mycologia. 64 (4): 737–73. doi:10.2307/3757931. JSTOR 3757931. 

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