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Common Yellow Staghorn

Calocera viscosa


Calocera viscosa is, unlike the true coral fungi wich is similar in appearance, very viscose as its specific epithet implies. It is commonly known as Yellow Stagshorn, although the colour is more often pale orange. A white form also exists, but it is not a common find. Confusion with yellow-orange species in the family Clavariaceae is avoided by checking the growing substrate: Calocera viscosa (and other members of its genus) always grow on wood, although sometimes not immediately evident if it has become buried beneath leaf litter and mosses of the forest floor.


On a fallen pine tree trunk


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.; f/32; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: -2 EV. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired.

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arlanda 8 years ago

Thanks AshleyT, I am very happy to be in the top 10 fungi spottings. Thanks a lot!!

AshleyT 8 years ago

Congrats Arlanda, your interesting Common Yellow Staghorn has made the top 10 fungi spottings in the '2015 Best Wildlife Photo' mission! Rangers are voting on the top 10 fungi spottings, and the top 3 will be announced on February 4th. The top 3 spottings will be commented on here on the site, but make sure you keep a look out on our Facebook app page for the announcement as well! Congratulations on making the top 10!

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Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Jan 15, 2015
Submitted on Apr 9, 2015

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