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Yellow Stagshorn

By MossyOak  
Distinguishing Feature : A short deep yellow branched fungus resembling stubby antlers growing on dead coniferous trees in damp woods.
Related to : Yellow Clubs Fungus but is taller and branched.

A gelatinous branching fungus of the genus dacromycetes (Family Dacromycetaceae), which resembles stubby stags antlers.

It grows on damp decaying dead conifer trees. Other similar species in the family Clavariceae are more brittle and grow on other substrates. Grows all year round, but especially late autumn and early winter. It is poisonous.

One from this morning. Out searching for fungi, but sadly not a very good year at my local patch.

Tags: Fungi Mushrooms Yellow Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Stagshorn D and d

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Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 2:49PM
Nice colour though... Grin
IB

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MossyOak 5 22 15 England
11 Nov 2012 3:11PM

Quote:Nice colour though... Grin
IB


Sorry I cannot take the credit for that, that was nature's doing. Wink
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
11 Nov 2012 3:23PM
Good find.....

Ade
Maiwand 10 3 73 England
11 Nov 2012 4:21PM
Well spotted Richard. These are uaully very tiny indeed and you have produced a very lovely shot.
Sorry to hear of the paucity of specimens but that was exactly my opinion after looking for them a couple of weeks back.
Ron
11 Nov 2012 4:55PM
great shot richard i guessed it could be poisonous because of the colour beautiful detail thank you for showing it
MossyOak 5 22 15 England
11 Nov 2012 6:10PM
Many thanks to Ron (Maiwand) for the User Award and to those who have commented
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 8:20AM
not seen one of these before Richard you did well to spot it
MossyOak 5 22 15 England
12 Nov 2012 4:20PM
very easy to spot as they grow in the same area all the time plus knowing the area they like makes it easy

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