Calocera cornea

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

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
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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.


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