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Crown Coral Fungus

Clavicorona pyxidata


White, finger -like clumps ranging from 3 - 8 inches in diameter and about 4 -5 inches tall. Looks like Acropora coral.


Approx. 40 - 50 year old Oak/Hickory upland forest (successional from former farmland). Whole forest is very damp right now - we have had excessive rain this fall, with heavy rain for 2 days prior to the spotting. It was all over the place on both sides of the trail.


First time I have ever seen this fungus in the wild (was only familiar from pics)

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alicelongmartin 11 years ago

Really beautiful! Sometimes rain can bring very interesting things.

surekha 11 years ago

Looks gorgeous on the earthy shades!

Atul 11 years ago

great spotting and good info

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Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Oct 5, 2011
Submitted on Oct 7, 2011

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