Observation 149647: Ramaria araiospora Marr & D.E. Stuntz

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-5% (2)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Trudell & Ammirati, Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest (2009); Scates Barnhart & Beug, Trial Field Key to species of RAMARIA in the Pacific Northwest (rev. 2010)
28% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: Scates-Barnhart & Beug, Trial Field Key to species of RAMARIA in the Pacific Northwest (rev. 2010)
Based on chemical features: Meltzer’s negative.

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Just reviewed the specimen.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-10-25 04:01:04 JST (+0900)

It appears to bruise blue where handled. But it also has peach or salmon colors under the branches and in a line toward the bottom of the stipe. I’m not sure what it is, but I think it is in the araiospora grouping.

No, I don’t know.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-10-25 03:50:08 JST (+0900)

But it is still a dramatically-colored specimen.

Not stuntzii
By: Joe Cohen (Joseph D. Cohen)
2013-10-24 23:17:30 JST (+0900)


Thanks for your perceptive comments.

  1. I gave the specimen to someone who tested it with Meltzer’s. It was negative, so it’s not R. stuntzii. I’m hoping that person will have a chance to look at it microscopically. Right now I will change my guess to R. araiospora.
  2. I had not noticed the darker area on the stipe. I also think it is bruising, but it could be some dirt that rubbed onto the stipe. I don’t know whether that’s a character of R. araiospora (or of R. cyaneigranosa or R. stuntzii). Do you know?


A beautiful specimen, Joe.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-10-24 16:13:31 JST (+0900)

Does Ramaria stuntzii bruise blue on the stipe? Your example appears to have a blue spot on the stipe.

Red tips
By: Joe Cohen (Joseph D. Cohen)
2013-10-24 01:59:55 JST (+0900)

My guess for the species was based on the red tips.

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