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Clavulina coralloides

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 5 December 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Clavulina coralloides (syn: Clavulina cristata) (NL: Witte koraalzwam / EN: White coral fungus / DE: Kammförmige Koralle / FR: Claviaire à crêtes). This distinctive coral mushroom is very closely related to Clavulina rugosa I posted yesterday (See also the text there !). Fruit bodies of Clavulina coralloides, which are generally white- to cream-colored, can be up to 8 centimetres tall, and 2–4 cm broad. The coral "arms" are sparingly branched (3–4 times), 2–4 mm wide, flattened, smooth, and sometimes wrinkled longitudinally. The tips are cristate, having small pointed projections (very distinctive !), and will often darken with age or in dry weather. The species grows terrestrial in frondose and coniferous woods, solitary or gregarious forming densely branched white tufts like the ones in the image.

Image: Saint-Hubert (B) - 24/09/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/8 second F/14.0 ISO 100 150 mm

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Jaytee from Fresno, California, United States

Very branchy.

5 Dec 2011 3:32pm

@Jaytee: This one is very closely related to yesterdays species, but the difference can be huge !

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

great photo
nice shot

5 Dec 2011 8:46pm

@Soheil: Thank you very much for your visit and comment, Soheil !

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Magique ... compliments pour cette superbe photo

5 Dec 2011 10:54pm

@mimicy: Thanks again for your kind words, mimicy ! Greetz !

Lia from Zwolle, Netherlands

Geweldig foto, heel mooi zoals het licht op het koraalzwammetje valt!

7 Dec 2011 7:10pm

@Lia: De lichtomstandigheden op de bosbodem veranderen constant en vrij snel - dat zal ik je allicht niet hoeven uit te leggen. Het is vaak een kwestie van het nodige geduld aan de dag leggen om te wachten tot het licht goed valt ... Voordeel: je kan geduldig tijd steken in het maken van een goede compo tijdens het "wachten" op het licht.... Bedankt voor alle moeite die je weeral stak in het schrijven van commentaartjes bij mijn beelden. Fijne avond !

Maggy from Liège, Belgium

Celle-ci est superbe avec cette lumière, bravo

19 Dec 2011 12:00pm

@Maggy: Thank you very much, Maggy.

Canon EOS 400D
1/8 second
ISO 100
150 mm