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Filamentous white fungus

Observed: 24th October 2013 By: Nick UptonNick Upton’s reputation in Fungi and LichensNick Upton’s reputation in Fungi and LichensNick Upton’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Clavaria fragilis??
Description:

Filamentous white fungus in small clump about 6cm high, some simple tips, some forked among moss and leaf litter in woodland

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Spindles not forked and

Spindles not forked and single 'stems' in a group.
I would suggest possibly Ivory Coral Ramariopsis kunzei but not certain

The more I know the more I realise I don't know

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Ivory Coral

Many thanks Mark, that looked like a good possibility, though it now seems that Crested coral seems the front runner. C. fragilis can have forked tips, but not usually so many as this, but the central stalk didn't seem right and none of the sites I checked showed the Crested Coral.

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.