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Coralloid basidiomycete found in the Eastern United States, China, and Europe (Lickey et al. 2002). It is saprobic in nature and so it is found on decaying hardwood in small clusters. Fruiting bodies up to 10 cm wide and 15 cm high with white crown-like tips at the top that have 4-8 points. Each cluster has dozens of white branches that are compounded stemming upward. Produces white colored spores. Genetic analysis demonstrated that A. pyxidatus “could occupy a single substrate and that the mycelia could reach a measured size of 1.9 meters” (Tieken 2002). ID number: 04.02.01.2021
White, Kathleen R.; Jergensen, Jacqueline A.; and Lam, Ada, "Artomyces pyxidatus" (2021). Mycological Herbarium of Macrofungi from the East Brook Valley. 14.
Location: East Brook Valley, Walton, NY (EF - Ericaceae Forest)