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Thelephora anthocephala growing in a mixed coniferous-deciduous forest in northern Minnesota, USA. Thelephora anthocephala growing in a bed of Polytrichum moss in a mixed coniferous-deciduous forest near a vernal pool. Some years the fructifications are abundant and large. Although it has a coral-like structure it is not closely related to other so-called coral fungi.<br />
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Update: I went back to this spot in late September 2018 and the fungus was there again fruiting but a little smaller and not so richly colored. Basidiomycota,Geotagged,Minnesota,Summer,Thelephora,Thelephora anthocephala,Thelephoraceae,United States,earthfans,forest,fungus,moss Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Thelephora anthocephala growing in a mixed coniferous-deciduous forest in northern Minnesota, USA.

Thelephora anthocephala growing in a bed of Polytrichum moss in a mixed coniferous-deciduous forest near a vernal pool. Some years the fructifications are abundant and large. Although it has a coral-like structure it is not closely related to other so-called coral fungi.

Update: I went back to this spot in late September 2018 and the fungus was there again fruiting but a little smaller and not so richly colored.

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''Thelephora anthocephala'' is a species of coral fungus in the family Thelephoraceae. It was originally described as new to science in 1786 by French botanist Jean Baptiste Fran├žois Pierre Bulliard, who placed it in the genus ''Clavaria''. Elias Fries transferred it to ''Thelephora'' in his 1838 work ''Epicrisis Systematis Mycologici''.

Similar species: Thelephorales
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Uploaded Jul 25, 2018. Captured Sep 18, 2015 10:58 in 4408 Miller Rd, Barnum, MN 55707, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
  • f/4.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm