Sub-category: Coral Fungus
The genus Ramaria comprises approximately 200 species of coral fungi. There are several species of Ramaria in Connecticut that cannot be easily distinguised without advanced analysis. (Microscopic, chemical reaction, etc...) A branching coral fungus. It's fruiting body may range in color from bright yellow, red, or orange, to purple, white, and shades of tan. Color changes after bruising occur in some species.
The Ramaria species in Connecticut tend to grow in the late summer and fall. The fruiting body comes up from the ground. If found growing on wood, it's more likely to be Artomyces pyxidatus.