Species: White Coral (Ramariopsis kunzei)

Family: Gilled Mushrooms (CLAVARIACEAE)

Category: Fungi

Location: One Sighting

A. Fungi

More extensive information on fungi can be found in a separate blog post.

B. Gilled Mushrooms (CLAVARIACEAE)

The members of this family are collectively known as the coral fungi because of their resemblance to the growths of aquatic coral.

C. White Coral (Ramariopsis kunzei)

The branched structure of the fruiting body resembles marine coral. The stem is short and rudimentary. The branches sometimes show yellowish tips with age.


White Coral

The branched structure of the fruiting body of White Coral resembles marine coral. It is photographed here next to an example of Meadow Coral, on the right.