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Calocera cornea
small staghorn

Distribution: Broad

Habitat: Occurs on conifer wood

Substrate: Stumps, dead and fallen branches, and logs, in troops

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Edibility: not edible


not edible

Identification Notes:

Spores are white. Fruitbody growth of up to 0.5 inches and diameter of up to 1/8 inches. Calocera viscosa has much larger, branching fruitbodies. Calocera pallidospathulata and tropical Dacryopinax species have a similar trooping habit, but are larger and the tips are not pointed but fan-shaped or spatulate. Several smaller but rarer Calocera species also have swollen or forking tips.

Sources: Trudell, Steve and Joe Ammirati. Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest. Portland, Timber Press, Inc. 2009. Roberts, Peter and Evans, Shelley. The Book of Fungi. Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 2011.

Accepted Name:
Calocera cornea (Batsch: Fr.) Fr.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Calocera cornea in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

CalPhotos: Calocera cornea photos

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