Coral fungi, also sometimes called antler fungi, finger fungi, spaghetti mushroom, worm mold, are mushrooms that are so named due to their resemblance to aquatic coral or antlers, fingers, worms and Italian cuisine.
Initially all classified in the genus formerly known as Clavaria, they were later split out into many genera including Clavicorona, Clavulina, Clavulinopsis, Macrotyphula, Ramaria and Ramariopsis.
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.
Photo Taken On: October 16th, 2009