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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

    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.

    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….


    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 –

    26 September 2009 at 10:00 pm

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