No Common Name Climacodon pulcherrimus (Berkeley & M.A. Curtis) Nikolajeva  

Description:

Fruiting body: Whitish to pale tan; semicircular or fan-shaped; densely hairy; white fibrous flesh oozes a clear, sticky liquid. Fertile surface: Densely packed with white spines (1/8"+ [4-5 mm]). Stalk: Short or absent.

Relationships:

Found in fused or overlapping clusters on decaying hardwoods. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 3 records in the project database.

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Climacodon pulcherrimus (infertile surface) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/2/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Climacodon pulcherrimus (fertile surface with spines) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/2/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Climacodon pulcherrimus (cross-section of fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/2/2014). KOH turned spot of flesh pink. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Climacodon pulcherrimus specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (8/2/2014). Ellipsoid, smooth, hyaline; measured 4.0-4.8 X 2.0-2.3 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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