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False Coral Fungus

Sebacina pallida


Resembles a coral fungus, but tissue is opaque rather than semi-translucent. Small, white to off-white fungus approximately 2 inches tall with a ‘shrub-like’ appearance, with flattened branches arising from the base. Fungus becomes yellowish with age. Tips of the branches are flattened and become ragged with age.


Growing in leaf litter in a deciduous forest on southeast-facing slope above a reservoir.


Formerly called Tremellodendron pallidum and Tremellodendron schweinitzii

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Winder, Georgia, USA

Spotted on Sep 14, 2015
Submitted on Mar 28, 2016

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