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Purple Coral Fungus

Alloclavaria purpurea


I was admiring their lovely colors and forms when I found some broken ones (last photo) that showed they are actually hollow inside... I was a bit surprised as these are not that thick to begin with. They are a grayish purple color and did not appear to have any branching.


Growing alongside the footpath in a Sitka Spruce forest near some alders, spruce, and high bush cranberry. I often find these in healthier spruce forests here, usually near some water such as streams or marshy spots.

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Alaska, USA

Spotted on Sep 24, 2019
Submitted on Nov 7, 2019

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