coral fungus


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coral fungus

n.
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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Thus the studies reported by Sinclair and Gibson on bryophyte reproduction, and by Grey and Grey on a rare coral fungus, took place in the species' natural environment, whereas Woodford's paper, on the first use of camera traps, while essentially historical, discusses techniques that have become a regular part of field work.
Other species recorded include Earth tongues, Pink Gills, Fairies fingers and Corals such as the impressive, nationally scarce Violet Coral fungus.
The violet coral fungus was discovered by a group of conservation volunteers carrying out a fungi survey at Gibside near Rowlands Gill.