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Coral Fungus

Calocera cornea

Description:

Calocera cornea is a jelly fungus that grows on decaying wood. It is a member of the Dacrymycetales, an order of fungi characterized by their unique "tuning fork" basidia. Its yellow, finger-like, tapering basidiocarps are somewhat gelatinous in texture. In typical specimens the basidiocarps become up to 3mm in diameter, and 2 cm in height. The hymenium covers the sides of the basidiocarps, each basidium producing and forcibly discharging only two basidiospores.



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Seattle, Washington, USA

Lat: 47.64, Long: -122.29

Spotted on Nov 2, 2011
Submitted on Nov 4, 2011

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