Observation 50975: Ramaria eumorpha (P. Karst.) Corner

When: 2010-08-14

Collection location: Ježkovice, Czech Republic [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

Specimen available

Found under spruce and pine (maybe some fir).

Adding some micro-details:

The micro-shot is of a small surface of branch at 1000x in KOH. The spores were hard to get, since they seemed to clump into bunches of 3-8 spores, very few separate, so there aren’t any really good photos of a spore. But the spores are ellipsoid, yellowish, and spiny. Apr size is 8 × 4 um.

Looking at the “Key to Ramaria of Fennoscandia”, J. H. Petersen (1999), it looks like this is a good match for Ramaria eumorpha, in terms of spore size, length ratio, fruiting body size, color, habitat.

Proposed Names

60% (2)
Recognized by sight
86% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
Used references: “Key to Ramaria of Fennoscandia”, J. H. Petersen (1999)
Based on microscopic features: As described in text.

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On duff…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-08-21 18:08:55 CDT (-0400)

This was in the pine needle duff, growing off the duff, and they are young. It is a saprotrophic Ramaria.

Was it on wood?
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-08-21 18:06:25 CDT (-0400)

Also the branches appear too far apart?

Why not R. stricta?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-08-21 17:39:06 CDT (-0400)

What is it about this that says this is not R. stricta?

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