Description of Ramaria Fr. ex Bonord. from Arora, Benjamin (re Edibility)

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Name: Ramaria Fr. ex Bonord.
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Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Gomphales
Family: Gomphaceae


Some species are regarded by some people as good edibles, but be careful. For example:

  • Some species cause gastrointestinal upset for everyone.1 2
  • Others cause GI upset for some people.1
  • Others have a bitter taste rendering them inedible.1
  • There is a report that Ramaria flavobrunnescens killed livestock in South America.2
  • Edbility of many species is unknown.1


1 Arora, Mushrooms Demystified (Ten Speed Press 2d ed. 1986)

2 Benjamin, Mushrooms: poisons and panaceas (W.H. Freeman & Co. 1995)

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Description editor: Joseph D. Cohen