Definition of coral fungus in English:

coral fungus

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noun

  • A fungus which produces a fruiting body composed of upright branching finger-like projections which resemble coral, found in both Eurasia and North America.
    • Genus Clavulina, family Clavariaceae, class Hymenomycetes
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    • This ghostly white specimen is Clavaria fragilis, a coral fungus - so named for its resemblance to the skeletons of undersea creatures.
    • The delicate, fragile nature of the coral fungus is the easiest way to distinguish it from a jelly fungus.
    • Some of them used to be collected and consumed in the past: cauliflower fungus, toothed coral fungus and morels.

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