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Purple Coral Fungus

Purple Coral Fungus
Purple Coral Fungus

You ever see Purple Coral Fungus before? Typically they are white . . . sometimes orange or yellow but seeing a purple one threw me back some!!

Purple Coral Fungus

Purple Coral Fungus


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34 responses

  1. Wow, that looks like sea coral. Very neat!

    13 August 2008 at 11:50 pm

  2. The one’s I’ve seen around here have all been whitish and turned more yellow with age. Purple rocks! A great find, Tom.

    14 August 2008 at 12:23 am

  3. monicaflick

    Out of curiosity, I googled Purple Coral Fungus and the very first in the list was your blog, monarch!
    There was also this info from what looks like a lovely old reference book.
    Such an interesting series of photos

    14 August 2008 at 6:01 am

  4. Amazing 🙂

    14 August 2008 at 6:12 am

  5. That’s really neat Tom! Looks like it should be under water. :c)

    14 August 2008 at 6:49 am

  6. It is a good year for fungus. This one is most interesting.

    14 August 2008 at 8:15 am

  7. Wow, that is a really great shot. I have never seen purple before

    14 August 2008 at 9:19 am

  8. Absolutely beautiful for a fungus. It looks like it belongs in some reef in the Carribean or something.

    14 August 2008 at 9:37 am

  9. Oh, my.
    It really does look like coral–it must be a strange sight out in the open.

    14 August 2008 at 10:42 am

  10. Wow–I would love to see a purple coral fungus. What a great find and photo.

    14 August 2008 at 10:48 am

  11. Very neat! It looks like a coral has climbed out of the sea to begin an assault on land-kind.

    14 August 2008 at 11:56 am

  12. Really looks like coral out of our aquarium! that is awesome!

    14 August 2008 at 4:05 pm

  13. Pam

    This is very cool, Tom!! Wow!

    14 August 2008 at 6:30 pm

  14. Wow! That looks very weird.

    14 August 2008 at 7:30 pm

  15. Cool as a cucumber..not a sea cucumber though! Beautiful pictures of a beautiful fungus. I enjoy the diversity in colors and shapes of our fungi. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

    14 August 2008 at 9:25 pm

  16. This summer has been just WILD for fungi. All this rain, coupled with warmth… These are beautiful.

    15 August 2008 at 5:17 am

  17. Hey Tom how is it going? Came out from behind WOW hey.

    Beautiful fungi. this summer has been amazing.

    15 August 2008 at 5:40 am

  18. Bo

    I have never seen such a fungus – looks like you should be exploring in an icean instead of a forest.

    15 August 2008 at 8:37 am

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    15 August 2008 at 4:54 pm

  20. Hmmm…I wonder what makes it that pale purple. Is it in an iron rich area? Hmmmm….

    15 August 2008 at 7:07 pm

  21. Wonderful photos!

    We have seen a lot of fungus this year. I’m thinking all the rain we have had might be bringing them out.

    15 August 2008 at 8:41 pm

  22. coolwaterworks

    A very interesting fungus…. The fungi that we have here are mostly mushrooms… 🙂

    I have learned many new things here. I am a nature lover myself…

    I am adding you to my blog roll…

    16 August 2008 at 5:56 am

  23. Marg

    Wow!
    It sure looks like it should be underwater!

    16 August 2008 at 4:43 pm

  24. Michael Head

    Hi Tom,
    Goos seeing you on Wednesday. There is another one of these purple fungus on the trail up to ASPEasyHike. Very cool. I have never seen so may varities of fungus in the park as this year.

    16 August 2008 at 6:20 pm

  25. Wow – that’s pretty cool. Nice find!

    16 August 2008 at 11:48 pm

  26. Wow, that is really nice. I have never seen anything like it before. Seriously, it looks like it should be in the ocean.

    17 August 2008 at 10:30 pm

  27. That is amazing..~nita~

    19 August 2008 at 10:10 am

  28. At first glance, I thought it was a kind of coral, too — and I should know better!! 🙂

    20 August 2008 at 10:22 pm

  29. Seeing this fungus has made me aware of all the cool fungi in the woods. It has been wet and warm here too.
    Very cool fungus.
    Sherry

    21 August 2008 at 6:44 pm

  30. Lisa at Greenbow

    When I saw the first picture I thought I would read that you were taking up scuba diving. What a find indeed. Just beautiful.

    27 August 2008 at 8:01 pm

  31. I’ve never seen anything like that and I had no idea this type of fungus even existed. Do you think we have it in Minnesota? It’s really neat!

    5 September 2008 at 8:16 am

  32. everything has been said….

    GREAT!!!

    14 August 2009 at 4:48 pm

  33. richard baer

    We go to Zoar Valley alot and today found a huge area filled with purple coral looking fungi. Lots of it! Came home and typed it in the search bar & voila, there it was! It was the most beautiful sight! We did see white, we saw orange, but the purple was everywhere

    30 August 2009 at 7:01 pm

  34. Martha Winslow-Cole

    Thanks for showing these pictures on your blog. I saw some for the first time yesterday in Etowah County, Alabama and could hardly believe they were real. The ones I saw were darker and more lavender than the ones you have pictured. Really beautiful. I posted a picture of them on Flickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/40524252@N06/3957127790/.

    26 September 2009 at 10:00 pm

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