Coral Fungus

Please try to include photos to show all parts of the fungus, eg top, stem, and gills.
Note any smells, and associated trees or plants (eg oak, birch). A spore print can be very useful.
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Coral Fungus

Post by AHarris » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:05 pm

Beech dominated woodland.

From the Collins Fungi Guide it seems that most corals have many more branches than this one does, maybe Ramariopsis Crocea?
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Andrew

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Re: Coral Fungus

Post by mollisia » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:42 pm

Hello,

Ramariopsis crocea would be a rare find! But this species is terricolous and not lignicolous, and much more fragile and finer than what you have there. Also the consistency is like greasy rubber in your fungus, whereas Ramariopsis would be quite fragile and completely dry.
You have poorly developed Calocera viscosa.

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Andreas

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Re: Coral Fungus

Post by AHarris » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:09 pm

Thanks Andreas, I didn't even think to feel it, will definately do so if i come across it again.

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