The Fungus Among Us


You would easily be forgiven for mistaking these fungi for bottom-of-the-sea coral. But they are actually colorful examples of Clavaroid fungi, also called club or coral fungi. Clockwise from the top left, we have, Ramariopsis sp., Ecuador; Ramariopsis puchella, Denmark; Ramaria sanguinea, Denmark; Ramaria flavicingula, Sweden; Ramaria botrytis, Denmark; Phaeoclavulina abietina, Denmark.

These images are from The Kingdom of Fungi by Jens H. Petersen:


  1. They’re interesting coral