Collection location: Jackson Demonstration State Forest, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]
While normally reluctant to post unknown Ramaria finds, these seemed especially unique with their well defined boletus-like stems and tree-like stature.
However, I couldn’t find anything in the literature I had that matches them. the spores were large and oblong/subfusiform, and apparently smooth and probably non-amyloid(Iodine solution only). The color seemed to fade to more tannish than the photos indicate. Ramaria identification seems to require a high-end microscope and a full chemical lab to even get started. Maybe these look familiar to someone.
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That would be the field id I’d put on them. The ochre color would be from the spores. The branches look like they could have been pink/purplish. The spore shape and overall stature matches. The spores should have at least a bit of ornamentation. The spores are described as slowly amyloid in “Ramaria of the Pacific Northwestern United States”.
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