Observation 195897: Ramaria Fr. ex Bonord.

Delicate brittle (breaks when handled). Growing in Eucalyptus Semi Rainforest after rain. Single specimen. “Unusual colour” and although some references point to Clavaria, I cannot match the “Pink Colour”. The fungi was located on the side of a small soil bank in open area but shaded sunlight.
I would like to point out that the “physical structure is quite defined”, in that all vertical branches of the fungi appear to emanate from the base and not from a thickened stem. Also the tips are orange and this is not evident in any comparison images I have so far viewed.

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight
31% (2)
Used references: Arora, MD. Pink color could indicate C. rosea in US, but I don’t know what would be found in Australia.
34% (3)
Recognized by sight
29% (1)
Used references: Suggested by Skye Moore

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Coral Fungi
By: Fechman (Fechman)
2015-01-28 03:30:03 PST (-0800)

Would love to see any, and all, Clavaria, Ramaria, etc coralloid fungi Ian. This one is a toughie. As you suggest, it does have elements of Clavaria zollingeri, but there are others also (zollingeri is somewhat variable in colour too – I have seen it approximating these shades. I don’t recall the species ever displaying the brown bruising, however, though I’m open to learning). I lean towards Ramaria, but I’d be hard pressed to put a species on it. The closest I would hazard in Australia is Ramaria australiana. What also needs to be borne in mind is that in Australia, there’s as good as chance as any that it’s actually something new anyway. Send it up.

The color for sure.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-01-11 14:45:27 PST (-0800)

And where it was found. ;)

Pink Clavaria

Daniel, This Pink Clavaria is definitely a new find for me. I have photographed all the common Clavaria over the years, but this specimen and just the single one is completely new to me. I have been through every publication and cannot find a name. Physically it is similar to Clavaria zollingeri, but obviously the colours are completely different. The forking and main rising structures are similiar. I have dried the specimen, but not sure who would be interested in further analysis. The stumping block is the “Colour”, wouldnt you agree?.

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