Observation 191153: Ramaria Fr. ex Bonord.

When: 2014-09-05

Collection location: Marquette Park, Gary, Indiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Marielle Biscocho (mbiscoch)

No specimen available

-This specimen was associated with the soil, and it was found in a shaded area near poison ivy plants.
-It was growing gregariously.
-When I smelled it, there was a very light scent, but I wasn’t able to determine the specific scent.
-The coral structure was white in color.
-The “stipe” had many branches.
-When the specimen was cut in half, it appeared to have a solid center.
-A spore print wasn’t obtained, but under the microscope (40x magnification), the spores appeared to be somewhat elongated in shape.

Proposed Names

19% (2)
Recognized by sight: Coral structure
Used references: Mushrooms of the Midwest by Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven
51% (1)
Recognized by sight: Branching pattern and spores agree with Ramaria, not Tremellodendron.
Based on microscopic features

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