Observation 19252: Ramaria Fr. ex Bonord.

When: 2009-03-07

Collection location: Salt Point State Park, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

Specimen available

seems like a distinctive coral…any takers, or suggestions for further ID pursuit?

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spores thick-walled, punctate? or roughened, 6-8 × 4 microns at 100×. no clamps seen, but doesn’t mean that they weren’t there!

Proposed Names

70% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
52% (1)
Used references: Ramaria of the Pacific Northwest Unites States Exeter et al.

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Ramaria apiculata var. brunnea
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2009-03-09 07:57:44 PDT (-0700)

Looking at it again it seems more like Ramaria apiculata var. brunnea
(Lentoramaria). This variety does not turn green, but still has the
salmon rufescent branches. I’m moving away from R. formosa as a
possible id because after inspecting my own photos this morning, I
noted that they all have much sturdier, whitish lower stipe. Ramaria
leptoformosa is not sturdy, but also has a whitish lower stipe. Also,
it is quite past the season for formosa s.l.. Of course, a little
micro inspection could short-circuit the guessing game — we need
spores, shape, size. ORNAMENTAION (=good shot) and clamps at the base
of basidia, a quick 5 min. inspection.

D. www.mushroomhobby.com
Could be a really old Ramaria
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-03-08 21:49:52 PDT (-0700)

Could be an old R. formosa, it looks to be stuck to the duff there, kinda like it is one of the saprotrophic ones, and it is a small R. stricta perhaps. Depends if it was stuck to the duff, or coming from the ground.

I do not know the answer to the habitat question…it was collected by my student.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-03-08 20:23:34 PDT (-0700)

pleasant fungal odor, but not like anise.

Is it attached to the duff?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-03-08 20:14:25 PDT (-0700)

Was in coming out of the ground, or attached to the duff?

did it
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-03-08 19:23:10 PDT (-0700)

grow on wood or smell a bit like aniseed?

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