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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.


Spotted on a pine tree stump. Pine forest at the mountains, at 1500 meters high. Sierra de Guadarrama.


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.; f/32; ISO Speed Rating: 200. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired

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arlanda 11 years ago

Thanks, it has a nice yellow-orange colour

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

That is one bright fungus!

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Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Dec 29, 2012
Submitted on Jan 12, 2013

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