Observation 20605: Ramaria Fr. ex Bonord.

I think this is Ramaria gracilis. But then maybe I stuck my neck out again. Clive I would appreciate your comment on this. The growth is not as large as the one in my reference, but the physical structure is close. The fungi stood about 25mm and there were a couple of specimens close by. The colour is close, but my book shows the colour slightly cream.


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By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-04-27 07:25:26 CDT (-0400)

Can’t even tell the genus for sure without knowing anything about the spores:

Clavulina: subglobose, smooth, hyaline
Ramaria: some shade of brown, more or less ornamented, ellipsoid (like short bananas or drop-shaped)

When I’m looking closely where the branches begin, I think there could be fallen brownish spores, so I’m leaning more towards Ramaria sp.
But guessing a species wouldn’t do much good, I’m afraid.


Douglas, I wasn’t game to make another suggestion. Every time I put my head on the chopping block the axe falls. I have nominated Clavaria on other occasions and been proven wrong. Now if I have any doubts I go for Fungi.sp
I did find a very close resemblance in Clive’s book, and thought that it was a safe nomination. Incidently did you read Clives comment about the use of Cyptotrama asprat? “a” or “um”. I’m not up on latin, but there is probably a similar meaning do you think? KK

Could be Clavulina?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-04-27 05:20:21 CDT (-0400)

Is this Ramaria or Clavulina? As small, off-white, with those multi-spiked tips, couldn’t this be Clavulina?

Coral Fungi

Irene, Do you have a suggested name for the fungi.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-04-27 04:59:57 CDT (-0400)

It’s not Ramaria gracilis then..


I cant say that it had an Aniseed smell, but it did have a slight aroma that was more like damp clothing or mould.

Does it smell like aniseed?
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-04-27 02:24:16 CDT (-0400)
Ramaria sp.
By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2009-04-27 02:11:04 CDT (-0400)

Hi Ian,
I am very reluctant to put names to any club coral fungus with out looking at them with a microscope. I am now not even sure how I got the name Ramaria gracilis for the images on my website.

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