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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Dacrymycetes: Dacrymycetales: Dacrymycetaceae: Calocera cornea (Batsch) Fr.

Calocera cornea – small stagshorn

Synonyms: Calocera aculeiforme, Calocera cornes, Calocera palmata, Calocera striata, Clavaria aculeiformis, Clavaria cornea, Clavaria major, Clavaria medullaris, Clavaria striata, Corynoides cornea, Tremella aculeiformis, Tremella palmata.

Common names: small stagshorn, Horn-like Tuning Fork, club-like tuning fork.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Calocera cornea is a jelly fungus that grows on decaying wood. It is a member of the Dacrymycetales, an order of fungi characterized by their unique "tuning fork" basidia.

Chinese: 角状胶角耳, Dutch: Geel hoorntje, Estonian: Väike sarvik, French: Calocère cornue, German: Laubholzhörnling, Japanese: ツノフノリタケ, Lithuanian: Mažasis tampriagrybis, Polish: Pięknoróg szydłowaty, Russian: Калоцера роговидная, Swedish: Gullpigg.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Coral fungus <B>Calocera cornea</B> on a barkless log on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-11-17.htm">November 17, 2017</A>
LinkCoral fungus Calocera cornea on a barkless log on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, November 17, 2017
Coral fungus <B>Calocera cornea</B> on a barkless log in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-12-11.htm">December 11, 2018</A>
LinkCoral fungus Calocera cornea on a barkless log in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, December 11, 2018
Location on mapsYaupon Loop, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Coral fungus <B>Calocera cornea</B> on a fallen branch in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-28.htm">June 28, 2019</A>
LinkCoral fungus Calocera cornea on a fallen branch in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 28, 2019
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Coral fungus <B>Calocera cornea</B> on a fallen oak on Stubblefield section of Lone Star hiking trail north from Trailhead No. 6 in Sam Houston National Forest. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-01-04.htm">January 4, 2020</A>
LinkCoral fungus Calocera cornea on a fallen oak on Stubblefield section of Lone Star hiking trail north from Trailhead No. 6 in Sam Houston National Forest. Texas, January 4, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Small stagshorn mushrooms <B>Calocera cornea</B> together with tiny glasscup fungus Orbilia xanthostigma(?) on a recently fallen oak in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-01-19.htm">January 19, 2020</A>
LinkSmall stagshorn mushrooms Calocera cornea together with tiny glasscup fungus Orbilia xanthostigma(?) on a recently fallen oak in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, January 19, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA
Small stagshorn mushrooms (<B>Calocera cornea</B>) on a fallen tree branch in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-05-26.htm">May 26, 2020</A>
LinkSmall stagshorn mushrooms (Calocera cornea) on a fallen tree branch in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, May 26, 2020
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Close-up of small stagshorn mushrooms (<B>Calocera cornea</B>) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-05-26.htm">May 26, 2020</A>
LinkClose-up of small stagshorn mushrooms (Calocera cornea) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, May 26, 2020
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Small stagshorn mushrooms (<B>Calocera cornea</B>) on wet wood without bark in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-05-26.htm">May 26, 2020</A>
LinkSmall stagshorn mushrooms (Calocera cornea) on wet wood without bark in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, May 26, 2020
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA

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