Observation 24430: Ramaria Fr. ex Bonord.
When: 2009-08-16
No herbarium specimen

Proposed Names

72% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: found under fir
-31% (3)
Recognized by sight: Closely resembles specimens I found growing on wood this last week in La Ronge, Saskatchewan (pictures to be posted later). Any odor notes? Mine smelled slightly sweet, like anise.
-20% (3)
Recognized by sight: Not Ramaria stricta

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With one exception
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-08-18 16:13:42 PDT (-0700)

R. stricta is pretty easy to recognize on sight. But this observation is of something else.

Ramaria is also no way to identify with the blink of the eye…
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-08-18 15:49:45 PDT (-0700)

you need microscopy, a thorough description, pics of young and old fruitbodies due to color changes, smell and taste, mycorrhiza or not and rhizoides in the ground to dig up for looking at the characters in them … not to mention macrochemical reaction sometimes … and there are many many many of them :(

Dubious
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-08-17 15:38:30 PDT (-0700)

about both IDs. The photos aren’t the sharpest but it doesn’t look like the branches have the crown tips of Artomyces pyxidatus. Meanwhile the branches aren’t long or straight enough for R. stricta.

What species is this?
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-08-17 08:25:30 PDT (-0700)

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