Collection location: Albion, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]
This one came in and was rather slimy, much more than most Ramaria I’ve seen. When you cut it open the stalks were filled with clear areas, kinda like solid gelatin. This one doesn’t quite fit the description in Arora, but in the notes there is listed a R. gelatinaurantia, which might fit better. With the bright orange, yellow-orange stalks, and a band of just yellow at ground level. But the species list for the area had R. gelatinosa as found before, so I didn’t think this one different enough to merit a new species listing. Although it might be this slightly different similar species.
I was looking into this due to there being two Names with different authors for R. gelatinosa. To help decide between these possibilities I looked in the new “Ramaria of the Pacific Northwestern United States” by Exeter, Norvell and Cázares. This discusses Ramaria gelatinosa var. oregonensis which “Peterson (1982) considered … quite distinct from var. gelatinosa”.