Observation 196549: Ramaria Fr. ex Bonord.

In David Arora’s book this is called variety aurantiiramosa, if R. botrytis, which I can’t find on MO. The French version of Wikipedia claims it is a recognized variety and the English version says " Currie Marr and Daniel Stuntz described the variety R. botrytis var. aurantiiramosa in their 1973 monograph of western Washington." Do we recognize the variety on MO?


many branched and cauliflower-like

Proposed Names

-29% (1)
Recognized by sight: orange coral 8 cm. wide with thick white central stem which tapers at base, firm,white context, mild odor and taste, on ground in mixed woods
Used references: Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora p 656
-29% (1)
Recognized by sight: orange color, tapered base
31% (2)
Recognized by sight: cauliflower-like fruit body—numerous branches from common stem and small white abortive white branches on white stem
Used references: see Noah’s comment below
55% (1)
Recognized by sight: not enough detail to get this to species.

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By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2015-03-13 13:09:10 PDT (-0700)
gesture, is worth “a basket of mushrooms”
no, altho many have tried!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-03-13 08:30:53 PDT (-0700)

Where do you live? Here in the BA, there are a few secret stashes of this magical myco-fluid. Contact me off-list. Mushroom geeks must be encouraged and supported!!!

Thanks for the info
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2015-03-12 12:40:15 PDT (-0700)

and reference Debbie. I noted the amyloid reaction in other postings but can’t get my hand on Meltzer’s reagent. Would iodine alone work you think?


stuntzii …
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-03-12 12:32:07 PDT (-0700)

should have a faint orange band on the upper stipe. you can see this character here:


if you had kept the fruit body, stuntzii stipe context shows an amyloid rxn., and its spores are smaller than araiospora and cyaneigranosa (which is pinkish to salmon colored).

aborted side branches are not unique to stuntzii.

Do you have a copy of “Ramaria of the PNW US”? It is a BLM publication, full color, lots of great info on western Ramaria.

Thanks, Noah
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2015-03-12 09:37:17 PDT (-0700)

I’ve uploaded another photo showing more clearly the cauliflower-like shape and numerous branches.

Compare with
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2015-03-11 19:42:03 PDT (-0700)

Ramaria cyaneigranosa var. cyaneigranosa and Ramaria stuntzii. The pinkish branches tell you it’s not in the group with Ramaria botrytis

Thanks Martin
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2015-01-17 17:54:34 PST (-0800)

I looked at it and it says the Species Fungorum current name is R. botrytis—so if I understand it correctly the variety aurantiirimosa is no longer recognized by Index Fungorum.


By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2015-01-17 17:11:47 PST (-0800)

Did you check DA’s suggested name on Index Fungorum?

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