Crown-Tipped Coral Fungus

Clavicorona pyxidata is one of the most common of the coral fungi. It is called crown-tipped fungus because each branch splits into multiple short nubs in a ring around the top.

I have read that this species grows from May to September, however the pictured specimen was found on October 29th. Crown-tipped Fungi are commonly found in moist ravines, which is where I found them in the woods behind my house. It is one of the few coral fungi that grow directly from decaying wood.

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One Response to Crown-Tipped Coral Fungus

  1. montucky says:

    That’s pretty stuff! Very well named.


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