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Carmine Coral Fungus Growing on the forest floor close to Western Hemlock trees. The younger the fungus is the brighter the colour!                         Canada,Fall,Geotagged,Ramaria araiospora Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Carmine Coral Fungus

Growing on the forest floor close to Western Hemlock trees. The younger the fungus is the brighter the colour!

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  1. My mouth literally fell open when I saw this photo. What an incredible fungus!! Posted one month ago
    1. The colour is very bright. I hope my ID is correct. It seems that this species is restricted to the PNW.
      http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection/taxon.php?Taxon=Ramaria%20araiospora
      Posted one month ago
      1. I have never seen this species before, but it looks correct. Posted one month ago
        1. Yes, went back today and found that there were several, at least five or six, other “clumps” growing very close by. They seem to definitely be site specific. Posted one month ago
          1. Wonderful! Posted one month ago
  2. How beautiful! Posted one month ago
    1. Yes, a lucky find on a cloudy, damp day. Posted one month ago
  3. AMAZING!!! Definitely a bucketlist fungus!! Posted one month ago
    1. Lisa, if I had a fungus bucketlist and I knew it existed it would have been on it. LOL! You are right, it is amazing. Posted one month ago
      1. I may need to vacation out your way just to see it! I used to live in the PNW, and I regret not getting out/exploring more while I was there (it was a really bad year). Posted one month ago
        1. Have to let me know if you ever get to our area. Posted one month ago
          1. I will, Gary! If this pandemic will ever die down! Posted one month ago
  4. Absolutely incredible! Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks and yes, it is quite impressive. Posted one month ago
  5. Today's Facebook post:

    Commonly known as the Red Coral, Ramaria araiospora is an exquisite and vibrant coral mushroom! It is found on the West Coast of North America, and possibly elsewhere. As the mushroom ages, the bright red fades to pale pink. It is probably mycorrhizal with conifers and deciduous trees, which means that it is part of a mutual symbiotic relationship with between the fungus and a plant. {Spotted in British Columbia, Canada by Gary Fast} #JungleDragon #Redcoral #Ramariaaraiospora

    For more of Gary's gorgeous photos from the magical, natural wonderland of British Columbia: https://www.jungledragon.com/user/2839/popular

    https://www.facebook.com/jungledragonwildlife
    Posted 27 days ago

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''Ramaria araiospora'', commonly known as the red coral, is a coral mushroom in the family Gomphaceae. First described in 1974, it is found in North America, and the Himalaya. An edible species, it is sold in local markets in Mexico.

Similar species: Gomphales
Species identified by gary fast
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Uploaded Oct 8, 2020. Captured Oct 8, 2020 12:12 in Carrington Bay Rd, Whaletown, BC V0P 1Z0, Canada.
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  • f/3.5
  • 1/30s
  • ISO500
  • 4.1mm