Clavicorona cryotus (Artomyces pyxidatus) photo and description

Clavicorona (Artomyces pyxidatus)

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Incertae sedis (undefined)
  • Order: Russulales
  • Family: Auriscalpiaceae (Auriscalpiaceae)
  • Genus: Artomyces (Artomyces)
  • Species: Artomyces pyxidatus (Clavicorona)
    Other names for the mushroom:
  • Artomyces pryniform
  • Box clavicorona

Other names:

  • Artomyces caryotoid;

  • Box clavicorona;

  • Deer horns;

  • Mushroom cabbage;

  • Mushroom noodles;

  • Clavicorona pyxidata.

Clavicorona (Artomyces pyxidatus)

Clavicorona cryotus ( lat.Artomyces pyxidatus ) is a conditionally edible mushroom from the genus Artomyces (lat.Artomyces).


The fruit body is 5-10 (20) cm high, bushy, with long vertical branches of a yellowish-ocher color with a fawn and pinkish tinge and pale obtuse, with jagged crown-shaped tips at the edges.

The leg is short, light.

The pulp is tough, rubbery, watery, bitter, yellow-brownish.


Clavicorona porciform grows from early June to September (massively in the first half of September) on rotten deciduous wood (aspen), in groups, sometimes singly, not uncommon.


Clavicorona crynate is considered inedible due to its hard consistency. But at a young age it is quite suitable for use.

Video about the mushroom Clavicorona porciform:

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