Coral Tooth Fungus

  • resembles a sea coral
  • spines hang along branches
  • spines are relatively short (under 1 cm)
  • grows on dead hardwood
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Look-alikes in Alberta

A number of inedible or poisonous coral mushrooms are superficially similar in that they are white and have a spindly branching structure. Such corals differ in that the spines do not hang downwards.

See also Hericium americanum, which can have a similar appearance when young.

Related topics: Edible Berries of Alberta - Edible Plants of Alberta
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