Multiclavula mucida

Scientific nameMulticlavula mucida (Fries) Petersen  
Derivation of nameMucid- means "slimy." 
SynonymsClavaria mucida  
Common name(s):  White green-algae coral
Phylum:   Basidiomycota
Order:   Agaricales
Family:   Clavariaceae
Occurrence on wood substrate: Saprobic; scattered or
grouped on algae-covered, wet, rotting wood; July through
Dimensions:  These tiny white clubs are up to 15 mm tall and
1-1.5 mm wide.  
Description: These white, slender, cylindrical clubs are simple
or rarely forked.         
Edibility: Unknown.  
Comments:  This lichenized coral fungus is always found in
association with green algae on debarked logs. 

Figure 1. These specimens of Multiclavula mucida were
brought in at a foray. Although tiny, they are fairly
conspicuous when you know what they look like.
Photo © Gary Emberger.

Figure 2. Close view of clubs.Photo © John Plischke III.


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