Artomyces pyxidata

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Artomyces pyxidatus is also known as Clavicorona pyxidata and crown coral mushroom.

Taxonomy and Systematics

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Russulales

Family: Auriscalpiaceae

Genus: Artomyces

Species: Artomyces pyxidatus

Descriptive notes

White coral fungi that has branches which terminate in fringes, said to resemble little crowns. Formation described as looking like a candelabra.

General distribution and habitat

Artomyces pyxidatus is widespread and very common. Found growing on living hardwood

Campus distribution

Found on the Blue Trail.

Other notes

Edible. Peppery in flavor when raw.

Citations

Barron, George. Mushrooms of Northeast North America. Midwest to New England. Lone Pine Publishing. Edmonton, AB. 1999.

External links

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artomyces_pyxidatus