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Crown Tipped Coral Fungus (Artomyces pyxidatus) Growing on chert (on a covered root?) below mostly oak and hickory trees. At a dense mixed forest edge.<br />
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Crown Tipped Coral Fungus (Artomyces pyxidatus)

Growing on chert (on a covered root?) below mostly oak and hickory trees. At a dense mixed forest edge.

Crown Tipped Coral Fungus (Artomyces pyxidatus) Growing on chert (on a covered root?) below mostly oak and hickory trees. At a dense mixed forest edge. <br />
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    comments (5)

  1. Such a stunning shot, the light is beautiful and the species so pristine. Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you, Ferdy <3 Posted one year ago
  2. Gorgeous species, great shot.
    Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you, Paul! It is a fairly widespread species, but I never tire of it. Posted one year ago
      1. It's still rare in the Netherlands, only found it once. Posted one year ago

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''Artomyces pyxidatus'' is a coral fungus that is commonly called crown coral or crown-tipped coral fungus. Its most characteristic feature is the crown-like shape of the tips of its branches. The epithet ''pyxidatus'' means "box-like"—a reference to this shape.

Similar species: Russulales
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Oct 16, 2020. Captured Sep 28, 2020 15:03 in 227 Oakman Rd NE, Oakman, GA 30732, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/32.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm