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coral fungus

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Any of various fungi of several genera, including Clavulina and Ramaria, having often brightly colored branched spore-bearing structures that resemble coral.
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Noun1.coral fungus - any of numerous fungi of the family Clavariaceae often brightly colored that grow in often intricately branched clusters like coralcoral fungus - any of numerous fungi of the family Clavariaceae often brightly colored that grow in often intricately branched clusters like coral
Clavariaceae, family Clavariaceae - fleshy fungi: coral fungi
club fungus - a club-shaped coral fungus
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
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THE Liverpool Botanical Society recorded an impressive list on a recent trip to Fresh field's pines, with shaggy inkcap, the deceiver, yellow coral fungi and false chanterelle among a long list of scores of fungi.
Coverage includes edible species of new York, such as the boletes, chanterelles and their allies, coral fungi, gilled mushrooms, giant puffballs, hypomyces, morels, polypores and tooth fungi; and the inedible and poisonous species amongst the boletes, false morels and gilled.
That includes eight species of coral fungi and seven species of pebble snails.