Observation 107357: Ramaria myceliosa (Peck) Corner
When: 2012-08-26
(38.53° 78.15° )
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: There was a large patch of these tiny coral fungi: They were fruiting in upland mixed oak/hickory forest with some white pine. The third image shows a landscape view, it was hard not to step on them!

The fungi were fruiting on the ground and the mycelium was white and pretty tough: when I pulled on a fruiting body, a big piece of leaves and other stuff came up with it. All white and interconnected (image 2).

These were fruiting in the same spot as observation 196504 that elicited discussion last year. Lentaria was finally proposed as a possibility in that case.

I collected a couple of specimens and have dried them. Also have additional images. The corals were mostly 1-2 cm diameter.

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Recognized by sight
46% (2)
Recognized by sight
63% (2)
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Recognized by sight: Phaeoclavulina curta is not a synonym..

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I found a photo
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2012-08-28 08:27:04 PDT (-0700)

and description that match really well on mushroomexpert.com: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/lentaria_micheneri.html

The description of the Base: “Fairly well developed; white below; colored like the branches above; attached to copious white mycelium.” is a good description of what I observed.

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