Kalocera sticky

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Calocera viscosa

Systematics:

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Dacrymycetes (Dacrymycetes)
  • Subclass: Incertae sedis (undefined)
  • Order: Dacrymycetales
  • Family: Dacrymycetaceae (Dacrimyceae)
  • Genus: Calocera (Kalocera)
  • Species: Calocera viscosa (Calocera sticky)

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Calocera mucosa

Kalocera sticky

Fruit body: Vertical 'branch-shaped', 3-6 cm high, 3-5 mm thick at the base, weakly branched, at most resembling a homespun broom, at least a stick with a pointed Rogulian at the end. Color – egg yellow, orange. The surface is sticky. The pulp is rubbery-gelatinous, surface color, without noticeable taste and smell.

Spore powder: Colorless or slightly yellowish (?). Spores are formed over the entire surface of the fruiting body.

Distribution: Kalocera sticky grows on a woody substrate (including submerged in the soil, strongly decomposed) singly or in small groups, preferring coniferous wood, especially spruce. Promotes the development of brown rot. It is found almost everywhere from early July to late autumn.

Similar Species: Horned beetles (in particular, some members of the genus Ramaria, but not only) can grow and look very similar, but the gelatinous texture of the pulp safely evacuates Kalocera from this series. Other members of this genus, such as Calocera cornea, do not resemble sticky calocera either in shape or color.

Edibility: For some reason, it is not accepted to talk about this in relation to Calocera viscosa. Consequently, the mushroom must be considered inappropriate, although, I think, no one has tested this.

Notes: There is something unnatural about the gelatinous 'tremors' that have suddenly acquired a vertical shape and are aiming for something with a sharp mustache in the damp and still air. The impression is that the calocera studied underwater mushroom, imitating the predatory anemones in everything. And the result is a gelatinous broom, concentrating on sweeping the indifferent sky.

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Photo of Kalocera mushroom sticky from issues in recognition:

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