(6668) coral fungi on humus soil
We found a large patch of orange coral fungi when hiking the Triple Lakes Trail in Denali National Park. Upon seeing this patch, Mat announced that we'd hit peak coral weirdness, an accurate proclamation.
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.