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Can anyone identify this fungi, seems to grow a lot in bark mulch.



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Hi Bluespruce. Looking at my fungi book (I'm no expert), it seems to be a type of coral fungi. It resembles "Ramaria largentii" (edible, but don't pick as it's threatened by extinction) and "Ramaria formosa" (poisonous). Also similar to "Ramaria flaccida" and "Calocera viscosa" (both poisonous). It seems that it's definitely not for eating, if it's any one of the above. Hope this helps.

7 Nov, 2009

 

Thanks Longleaf, seems to come up all over the place, especially in the bark.

7 Nov, 2009

 

Bluespruce, i posted the very same question a few weeks ago.
I'm getting them in a herbaceous border - no bark there, just soil, are you leaving yours there or removing it ?

7 Nov, 2009

 

Hi Louise, I'm leaving it, I can only assume it's beneficial and part of the decomposition process ?

7 Nov, 2009

 

I'd certainly leave... the only fungi we remove is Phallus impudicus due to the stench.

7 Nov, 2009

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