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Poison Fire fungus  Geotagged,Malaysia,Podostroma cornu-damae,Poison Fire Coral,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Podostroma cornu-damae I think. Posted one year ago
    1. Same conclusion Ernst and I came to here:
      Poison Fire Fungus Beauty belied the deadly. Found it by accident along a hiking trail Podostroma cornu-damae,Poison Fire Coral
      Posted one year ago
  2. Very vibrant Alfred. Great shot Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks. Was so tempted to touch it when taking the shot close up. Thank God I didn't!! Posted one year ago
      1. We are just tactile beings. We almost feel compelled to touch things to relate to them and experience them. A sculpture, painting, a rock or animal. There is a connection that only comes through its touch. Unusual image. Posted one year ago
  3. Wow-beautiful Posted one year ago
  4. Nature's beauty and intrigue to behold. Simply wonderful. Red certainly means DANGER here. Posted one year ago

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Podostroma cornu-damae (Japanese: カエンタケ, Hepburn: kaentake), also known as the poison fire coral,[2] is a species of fungus in the family Hypocreaceae. The fruit bodies of the fungus are highly toxic, and have been responsible for several fatalities in Japan. The fungus contains several trichothecene mycotoxins.

Similar species: Hypocreales
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Feb 10, 2022. Captured Feb 6, 2022 08:30 in 5J3Q+M5 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • SM-G985F
  • f/1.8
  • 1/33s
  • ISO640
  • 5.4mm