Smoky Worm Coral Clavaria fumosa/rubicundula    Synonyms: Clavaria fumosa, Clavaria rubicundula.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Agaricales   >   Family Clavariaceae   >   Genus Clavaria   

Status:

Found in dense clusters on ground in hardwood or mixed woods.

Description:

Note that this page represents a species pair, as the two are currently indistinguishable for all practical purposes. Fruiting body: Pale pink; worm-like; pointed or rounded apex; smooth, brittle; white flesh. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 21 records in the project database.

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Smoky Worm Coral (cluster of fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/13/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Smoky Worm Coral in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/6/2020). (c) R. DN., some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by R. DN. via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Smoky Worm Coral in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/4/2020). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Smoky Worm Coral in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/6/2020). (c) R. DN., some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by R. DN. via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Smoky Worm Coral in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/6/2020). (c) R. DN., some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by R. DN. via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Smoky Worm Coral in Howard Co., Maryland (10/13/2018). (c) Joanne & Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Smoky Worm Coral in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/12/2020). (c) elaniobro, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by elaniobro via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Smoky Worm Coral specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (10/13/2018). (c) Joanne & Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)


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