Clavariaceae (Coral and Club Fungi)
This group is usually branched and coral like. They grow from ground or
Clavicorona Pyxidata (Peppery coral fungus)
End of July, 2000 in The Gorge Track, Palmerston North.
Has a unique branching form, seems to branch in twos at a time. Branches
from a common base which is short. White in colour and looked like it was
growing from ground but it was probably from a buried branch or log
This mushroom is said to have a hot peppery taste which accounts for the
This is a striking purple coral mushroom.
Grows on the ground and
can be hard to spot.
The mushrooms below I have not yet identified, I am finding the coral fungi
a little confusing at this stage but I am working on it and will put names
to them soon
Found at the end of July, 2000 in The Gorge Track, Palmerston North.
About 2-3cm high and 2cm wide. Reddish orange colour with the tips of the
branches a darker orange.
Branches come from a short common stem.
End of July,2000 in The Gorge Track, Palmerston North.
This one was growing by itself, one single branched stem.
The interesting thing about it is the texture of it's surface which is
About 5cm high and 2-3cm wide.
End of July, 2000 in The Gorge Track, palmerston North.
5-7cm high and 3-5cm
Different people react
differently to different mushrooms.
NEVER eat a wild mushroom
without being 100% sure it is safe to do so.