Violet Coral Scientific name:Clavaria zollingeri Lév. 1846 Synonyms:Species Fungorum 08.02.2014: Clavaria lavandula Peck 1910 Habit of Growth:
Mushroom is not protected Trees: Betula (Birch)d0d0d0
, Quercus (Oak)d1d1
Fruiting body: 4-8 x 3-6 cm, arising corallike from a common base, with several branches which repeatedly fork dichotomously toward the ends, forks are broadly V to U shaped, branches are rounded to sometimes compressed, sinuous, wrinkled and longitudinally striate, base is whitish to creamy, branches are amethyst blue to pink violet, sometimes lighter toward the ends, tips are sometimes whitish, ends are two to three times branched and blunt.
Spore print: white-hyaline
Spore: broadly elliptic to subglobose, with distinct apiculus, 5,5-7 x 4,5-5,5 μm
Flesh: pale violet and fragile if fresh, if dried light ocher and brittle, odor is pleasant, taste is mild.
Habitat: solitary to gregarious on soil in poor meadows wih scattered ferns and open stand of birch and oak, also in forests, grows from summer to fall.