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A fungus which produces a fruiting body composed of upright branching finger-like projections which resemble coral, found in both Eurasia and North America.
- ‘The delicate, fragile nature of the coral fungus is the easiest way to distinguish it from a jelly fungus.’
- ‘This coral fungus is easy to recognize by the crown-shaped branch tips.’
- ‘In spite of its bright color, this small, delicate coral fungus could be easily overlooked by the unobservant forest traveler.’
- ‘This ghostly white specimen is Clavaria fragilis, a coral fungus - so named for its resemblance to the skeletons of undersea creatures.’
- ‘This coral fungus or coral mushroom is appropriately named because it looks like coral from the ocean floor.’
- ‘Some of them used to be collected and consumed in the past: cauliflower fungus, toothed coral fungus and morels.’
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