Artomyces pyxidatus (Pers.) Jülich (1982) (Syn: Clavaria coronata Schwein., 1832; Clavaria petersii Berk. & M. A. Curtis, 1873; Clavaria pyxidata Pers., 1794; Clavaria pyxidata var. asperospora S. G. M. Fawc., 1938; Clavaria pyxidata var. pyxidata Pers., 1794; Clavicorona coronata (Schwein.) Doty, 1947; Clavicorona pyxidata (Pers.) Doty, 1947; Clavicorona pyxidata var. asperospora (S. G. M. Fawc.) Lickey et
al., 2003; Clavicorona pyxidata var. pyxidata (Pers.) Doty, 1947; Merisma pyxidatum (Pers.) Spreng., 1827);       
crown coral, crown-tipped coral fungus;


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Looking like a coral, attractive in the forest!

Clavicorona pyxidata is a coral fungus that is commonly called crown coral or crown-tipped coral fungus.

Thank you once again …, for the id. If possible, pl mention weather edible or poisonous, just for information to all.


Coral fungi are of no interest with regard to its edibility because of their texture. They may be edible, means non poisonous but many of the genera are of either no culinary value or have limited usage.


Thanks a lot …, for the information. Pl go through my other posts too and kindly provide your inputs, for the benefit of all members. Thank you.

Coral fungi appear as clumps of branching stems which point upward. They do look much like coral. Most are tan, whitish or yellowish; a few are pinkish or purple. Also called club fungi, antler mushrooms or doghair mushrooms. Size: clusters may be up to 8″ high.They grow during summer and fall; in wooded areas, growing on the ground or on decaying logs. A few coral fungi have a laxative effect, and some people seem to be particularly sensitive. Avoid coral fungi that taste bitter, bruise brown when handled or have gelatinous bases. These are most likely to case trouble. No serious poisonings from coral fungi have been reported. Tips and upper branches are most tender and are sometime taken as food.

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