Artomyces pyxidatus is also known as Clavicorona pyxidata and crown coral mushroom.
Taxonomy and Systematics
Species: Artomyces pyxidatus
White coral fungi that has branches which terminate in fringes, said to resemble little crowns. Formation described as looking like a candelabra.
General distribution and habitat
Artomyces pyxidatus is widespread and very common. Found growing on living hardwood
Found on the Blue Trail.
Edible. Peppery in flavor when raw.
Barron, George. Mushrooms of Northeast North America. Midwest to New England. Lone Pine Publishing. Edmonton, AB. 1999.