Meaning of coral fungus in English:

coral fungus


  • A fungus that produces a fruiting body composed of upright branching fingerlike projections that resemble coral, found in both Eurasia and North America.

    Genus Clavulina, family Clavariaceae, class Hymenomycetes

    ‘This ghostly white specimen is Clavaria fragilis, a coral fungus - so named for its resemblance to the skeletons of undersea creatures.’
    • ‘The delicate, fragile nature of the coral fungus is the easiest way to distinguish it from a jelly fungus.’
    • ‘Some of them used to be collected and consumed in the past: cauliflower fungus, toothed coral fungus and morels.’
    • ‘This coral fungus or coral mushroom is appropriately named because it looks like coral from the ocean floor.’
    • ‘In spite of its bright color, this small, delicate coral fungus could be easily overlooked by the unobservant forest traveler.’
    • ‘This coral fungus is easy to recognize by the crown-shaped branch tips.’