Ramaria gracilis

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Ramaria gracilis

30 November 2014 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Fruiting Body

Coral like, multiple branches growing from a central stem, white or off white, to about 10 cm high

Flesh

Whitish, soft

Smell

Aniseed

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

On soil with conifers, less often with deciduous trees

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, warty (5-7) x (3-4) µm2. Hyphae with clamp connections. Basidia four spored.

Edibility

Unknown

Additional Photographs

Ramaria gracilis

30 November 2014 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Ramaria gracilis

30 November 2014 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Ramaria gracilis

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective and x2.5 projection eyepiece. 30 November 2014 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Ramaria gracilis

Clamp connection. 30 November 2014 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Ramaria gracilis

An inflated hypha at a septum. 30 November 2014 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin