Clavulina amethystina: The Ultimate Mushroom Guide
About The Clavulina amethystina Mushroom
Clavulina amethystina is a species of coral fungus in the family Clavulinaceae. The breathtaking violet coral that found in hardwood forest. Identified with macro features only. Another strong candidate is Clavaria zollingeri.
This coral fungus is edible but with low nutritional value.
Clavulina amethystina Identification
Presumably mycorrhizal; found under conifers and hardwoods; growing alone, scattered, or gregariously - but not in clusters; often in moss or moist areas; summer and fall; the southeastern United States to Massachusetts and Illinois.
2-6 cm high; usually moderately and irregularly branched, antlered, or lobed - but sometimes branched sparingly or not at all; when branched up to 4 cm wide.
Fairly smooth, or finely rugged (but bald); fleshy tan to drab lilac or drab purple; tips colored like the sides, bluntly to sharply pointed or occasionally vaguely "cristate" with sharp points.
Up to about 3 cm long; velvety at the base; colored and textured like the branches.
Colored like the surfaces; brittle in the branches and tougher in the stem.
Irons salts negative on branches.
Spores 7.5-8.5 x 6-7.5 µ; subglobose or broadly ellipsoid; smooth; with an apiculus. Basidia clavate; 2-sterigmate with long, incurved sterigmata. Clamp connections present.
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