Beside track under rimu
Near the red hills.
I'm pretty sure this is one of the coral fungi but I have no idea as to genera or species. Very dark orange, almost terracotta coloured, height about 4cm
FUNNZ2006/0647;Host:;Substrate:soil;Ecosystem:mixed forest;Locality:Bullock Creek Track, Punakaiki;MapK30;Collector:Petra White;;
FUNNZ2006/0354;Host:Nothofagus fusca;Substrate:mossy bank;Ecosystem:mixed forest;Locality:Fenian Track, Oparara River, Karamea;MapL27;Collector:SR Pennycook;PDD88957;
The genus Ramaria comprises approximately 200 species of coral fungi. Several, such as Ramaria flava, are edible and picked in Europe, though they are easily confused with several mildly poisonous species capable of causing nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea; these include R. formosa and R. pallida.