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Photo of cluster of pinkish crown-tipped coral mushrooms growing on rotting log

Crown-Tipped Coral

Artomyces pyxidatus (formerly Clavicorona pyxidata)
The crown-tipped coral is a many-branched, coral-like mushroom that is yellowish tan with crownlike tips. It grows on the dead wood of deciduous trees.

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Photo of cluster of pinkish crown-tipped coral mushrooms growing on rotting log

Crown-Tipped Coral

The fruiting body of this mushroom is branched, usually in 3-sided groupings, with crownlike tips. The color is yellowish, becoming tannish or, as in this specimen, pinkish. It grows on dead wood in the summertime.

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Closeup photo of crown-tipped coral, a whitish, branching mushroom, on a log

Crown-Tipped Coral

Although this species is edible, be careful: It has been known to cause gastrointestinal upset. Important clues for identifying a crown-tipped coral are: It is one of the few corals that grow on wood; if you take a tiny taste, it will be peppery; and the tips are crownlike, like the pinnacles of a tiny castle.

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Photo of crown-tipped coral mushroom closeup showing branching tips

Crown-Tipped Coral (Branch Tips)

The crown-tipped coral is a many-branched, coral-like mushroom that is yellowish tan. The tips are crownlike, like the pinnacles of a tiny castle.

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Photo of jellied false coral mushroom, a rounded mass of white branches

Jellied False Coral

Tremellodendron pallidum
The jellied false coral is a branching, whitish, leathery, coral-like jelly fungus. It grows on the ground in deciduous or mixed woods.

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