Observation 162793: Ramaria Fr. ex Bonord.

May be Ramaria. This specimen was rather tall compared to most Ramaria I see.
Height was from top of root to top of branches 90mm. Specimen overall was 10cm.
I will do some micrographs as soon as possible.


Dried Specimen size, as per original notes.
Micrograph: chopped, top section of tip of fungi using wet slide magnification x 100

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Measurement Oops – To many Zeros.

Sorry Irene, I had to many “naughts” in the “mm” measurement. Still think in inches and feet. Always have trouble converting, and mentally convert from the old to the new as I can relate. At least the USA stayed with the old distance units. (10cm – 100mm – 4 inches)

Now I see
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2014-04-06 06:08:14 PDT (-0700)

I read 900 mm, but didn’t take notice of the 10 cm. A ruler in the photo isn’t a bad idea :-)
But still hard to guess a species. Ramaria is a difficult genus with many more species than the names in use.


Thankyou for the info. Specimen just smells like mushroom. Will load physical size image. Appreciated, kk

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2014-04-05 07:38:39 PDT (-0700)

A coral fungus of this size, I doubt that anything like it is known from the northern hemisphere :-)

I know Ramaria gracilis rather well. It’s small, gracile, white and smells like aniseed. I noticed that blueswami.com pictures something called Ramaria gracilis, but that has to be a misunderstanding.

Ramaria sounds fine, though.