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Crown-tipped Coral - Artomyces pyxidatus Beautiful fungus being chomped on by a slug.<br />
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Crown-tipped Coral - Artomyces pyxidatus

Beautiful fungus being chomped on by a slug.

Habitat: Rotting wood; dense, hilly forest

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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 Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jan 22, 2021. Captured Jul 3, 2020 22:17 in 116 Bee Brook Rd, Washington Depot, CT 06794, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO640
  • 100mm