Observation 20398: Artomyces Jülich

This specimen shown and one other were the only of their type in the surrounds. There were other different coloured Ramaria or Clavaria growing close by but on the forest floor. This specimen was on a mossy dead log. It stood about 20mm.
The second image was taken with fill flash and is not sharp. It is also interesting to note the colour change from the base up for about the same distance in each growth. The root growth is also well revealed.


Copyright © 2009 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2009 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Two small specimens only found on log . Colour is correct.
The simple root system is well revealed.

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Used references: B. Fuhrer Page 209 image 322
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Used references: Clive, Irenea & Gerhard

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By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-04-19 17:30:29 CDT (-0400)

seems a good choice…A.piperatus is very common in NSW … if you could check the taste …

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-04-19 11:28:19 CDT (-0400)

I got the impression of an Artomyces too. There are at least half a dozen species described from New Zeeland, Australia and Tasmania, to be added to the ones we know from the northern hemisphere. Then there are also Lentaria species on wood.
Checking spore print is necessary (Ramaria brownish, the others white), followed by micro characters to get further…

Ramaria sp.
By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2009-04-19 04:57:01 CDT (-0400)

I am not to sure if I would call this Ramaria filicola even though this is a species that grow on wood it still does not match the photo I have of this species. The regular branching makes me wounder if this is a Artomyces species