Clavulina coralloides (Clavulina cristata) ‘Crested Coral’                            (4 Photos and Description)

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Clavulina coralloides (Clavulina cristata)

Grows from the ground under conifers and hardwoods. Fruits from summer  through fall.

It has white to cream to pinkish branches that are parallel and are topped with flattened cristate to fringed tips. Is easily confused with Clavulina cinerea when infected by Helminthosphaeria clavarium.

Edible, though texture is lacking and taste is described as ‘insipid’.


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Clavulina coralloides (Clavulina cristata)

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Clavulina coralloides (Clavulina cristata)