Clavulina coralloides – Crested Coral

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Clavulina coralloides – Crested Coral

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes – Order: Cantharellales – Family: Clavulinaceae

  1. Season: July-Nov
  2. Fruitbody – 2-8cm tall, 2-6cm wide
  3. Habitat: Under  deciduous woods
  4. Status: common but low records?
  5. BioData:https:


Location:   Wicklow ,Devils Glen by the large Oak on the river.

Note: Found under Beech tree within wet moss by the Devils Glen River surrounded by Oak forest.

Wildlife relationships:  certain species of Mold rely on this fungus,



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Clavulina cristata, commonly known as the white coral fungus or the crested coral fungus, is a white- or light-colored edible coral mushroom present in temperate areas of the Americas and Europe. It is the type species of the genus Clavulina.

The commonly used species name cristata was coined in 1790 by Danish mycologist Theodor Holmskjold (as Ramaria cristata). However, Linnaeus described apparently the same fungus as Clavaria coralloides in Species plantarum in 1753. Therefore, according to the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants, the name Clavulina coralloides should be used in preference to Clavulina cristata, although the latter name is in more common use.

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