This coral fungus was seen on the leaf litter in the Coast redwood forest within the upper riparian zone of Stockhoff Creek, about 700 meters inland from Stillwater Cove.
IL = David Rust
IL = Debbie Viess
Coral fungus photographed on a research trail in an area of primary rainforest.
Coral fungus photographed during on a research trail in an area of continuous rainforest.
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.