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Cudoniella clavus

Distribution: It is widespread, but not particularly common.

Substrate: C. clavus occurs in spring and early summer on very wet plant debris, such as cones and twigs, often at least partly submerged in running water.

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Cudoniella clavus, like Ascocoryne sarcoides, is an inoperculate discomycete and not a true basidiomycete jelly-fungus. However, its appearance often is more similar to the jelly-fungi than to the cup-fungi and so we place it here. The fruitbodies range from shield-like, with well formed stipes, to more or less like squatty gumdrops, but always are more or less cream-colored, sometimes with grayish, ocher, or violaceous tints.

Accepted Name:
Cudoniella clavus (Alb. & Schwein. ex Fr.) Dennis

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Cudoniella clavus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Cudoniella clavus photos.

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