What You Should Know
Clavaria amoena is a species of coral fungus in the family Clavariaceae. This neat yellow mushroom contrasts brightly with its mossy substrate. It has been reported occasionally in Queensland but appears to be mainly southern in its distribution.
The species was first described by Zoll. & Moritzi, and got its current name from Corner 1950. Clavulinopsis amoena is part of the genus Clavulinopsis and the family “finger fungi”.
Other names: Yellow Coral Fungus.
Clavaria amoena Mushroom Identification
Irregular club, single, in pairs, or in small groups; 25 – 50 × 3 – 5 mm; rugulose (lumpy); widening towards apex; yellow, yellow-brown; browning at apex.
Short and much paler area at the base of the club is sterile and might be described as a stipe.
Subglobose; 5 – 7 × 4 – 5 μm; smooth.
Slender; 40 – 50 × 6 – 8 μm; two or four spored.
Growing on a mossy log.
Wet sclerophyll forest dominated by Eucalypts.
Clavaria amoena Synonyms
Clavulinopsis aurantiocinnabarina f. amoena (Zoll. & Moritzi) R.H. Petersen 1968
Clavaria subargillacea S. Ito & S. Imai 1937
Clavaria cardinalis Boud. & Pat. 1888
Clavaria amoena Zoll. & Moritzi 1844
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