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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 tunk


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

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Alcalá de Henares, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Jan 14, 2015
Submitted on Apr 9, 2015

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