Observation 154283: Ramaria Fr. ex Bonord.

When: 2013-11-27

Collection location: Fort Bragg, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Phalluscybe (phonehenge)

No specimen available

I have no idea of the species.
I threw one in since this system requires it.
Odd growth in dry, mild times.



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Used references: Barron
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I do believe Hugh’s latin name was just a random choice…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-12-09 09:30:48 CST (-0600)

in belief that he had to put up something. Ramaria covers it pretty well, tho, w/out further data.

By: Matt Welter (mattfungus)
2013-12-09 07:59:01 CST (-0600)

I have always thought Ramarias are tougher than they seem.

I have visited Northern Cali several times. I have one brother in Salinas and one who use to live in Fresno. I have seen a few overlapping species. I do envy the amount of Candy Caps you have.

I will cross compare it with other guides I have but I would say that abietina is sure closer than cauliformis.

I don’t think…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-12-08 16:40:49 CST (-0600)

that one can safely ID a fairly nondescript Ramaria sp. through a photograph! Even in hand, you need microscopy, chemicals and a lot of patience.

I have/had that deformed Ramaria here, and it was passed along for a mushroom event. I think that it was just an odd form of the very same Ramaria depicted here, in its normal form. Weirdness happens.

Highly unlikely that a NE species would occur in Mendocino, CA.

We sometimes see chanterelles that are all crushed up into a weird shape, too. Maybe a CA thing, or we can just blame Chernobyl!

the one on the left
By: Matt Welter (mattfungus)
2013-12-06 00:10:33 CST (-0600)

The one on the left looks like an unusual growth but it also looks like the photo Barron has in Mushrooms of Northeast North America which he labels as Clavaria ornatipes but Arora call Clavulina ornatipes.

It’s an interesting find and I wonder if you should get it to a mycologist in your area who could study its microscopic properties.

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