Observation 177414: Aphelaria
When: 2014-09-09

Notes: Single Coral fungi at base of Eucalyptus tree in grass and fallen leaves.
Rather large thick stemmed and well rooted. Very brightly coloured. Maybe Ramaria aurea?.
Spore print light orange/yellow. Fungi has small round orange tips on most of the extensions. I have also loaded three micrographs, but not sure about their value to assist in ID. (koh @3% and 100x mag)

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I had some doubts about the ID quality of the first three micrographs. The following 4 micrographs I used Melzers Reagent. Clarity seems improved.
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I had some doubts about the ID quality of the first three micrographs. The following 4 micrographs I used Melzers Reagent. Clarity seems improved.
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I had some doubts about the ID quality of the first three micrographs. The following 4 micrographs I used Melzers Reagent. Clarity seems improved.
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I had some doubts about the ID quality of the first three micrographs. The following 4 micrographs I used Melzers Reagent. Clarity seems improved.

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When the fungi was fully dried it emitted a spicy aroma similar to Cinnamon. This was not evident when fresh.

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The fungi when handled was robust. A note I omitted to write up.

Aphelaria is tough
By: Tom May (funkeytom)
2014-09-15 14:00:55 BST (+0100)

Hi Ian

I reckon Aphelaria is on the right track for this one. Looks a little immature, but has the right form (branch tips flattened) and colour (orange below with white tips).

See also: https://www.flickr.com/photos/38859456@N05/4673167706/ (from Australia)

Aphelaria is quite tough, compared to the more fleshy Ramaria.

Cheers
Tom

Looks to be a little younger
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-09-10 06:09:19 BST (+0100)

than obs. 44012. BTW, thanks myxomop for suggesting that. This obs. seems to be more white than obs. 44012. Any other opinions regarding maturity?

Thanks for the additional micrographs, Ian.

Does look like Aphelaria, Ian.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-09-10 06:04:56 BST (+0100)

Quite a rooting structure, there!

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Reworked 4 micrographs with Melzer’s reagent. Images seem to have more clarity.
100X not as good as the first three with Melzers.

Deep rooting structure
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-09-09 18:44:48 BST (+0100)

looks like our Ramaria, but the top does not. Sorry I can’t help, Ian. But nice observation none-the-less. Ain’t nature a diverse thing?

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