Identification: white fungus that looks like coral

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  1. allennef

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    This white fungus is growing on the cut ends of logs. This is in Southern Ontario after a wet summer. Any ideas?
     

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    allelopath Active Member 10 Years of Activity

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    Yes, I think that's it, it's really beautiful! Thanks a lot! Edible eh? I don't think I'll try it.
     
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    oh i'm so jealous! have yet to find one of these amazing beauties!
     
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    I went back for another look at this coral fungus. Some brainless yobbo had put the boot to both specimens.... that's what happens if it grows too near the path.... so I brought the broken bit home. See photo.
     

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    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years of Activity

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    if the piece of the decomposing tree/log is movable, take it home and put it into the garden in a similiar lighting and moisture condition ;) or hope no other mushroom fanciers saw its location in the woods and go back next year at about the same time as you saw it. My inlaws used to have a few spots to go picking when they had the time. They went to the same spots every year for Chantrelles, Morels and a log that spawned a cluster of cauliflower mushrooms most years.
     
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    Hi
    I have also just found the exact same fungus. I have looked at coral or antler mushroom descriptions but have not found this exact match.
     

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