martinax Curador

Unido: 18.oct.2022 Última actividad: 17.may.2024 iNaturalist

I am interested in Ramaria. Due to the cheer number of Ramaria finds I review I usually don't comment on every single ID unless a lot of effort has been put into it. But feel free to tag me or message with questions and I'll be happy to answer or explain how to tell different genera or species apart.

If I have tagged your find as Gomphaceae it means that it's hard to tell if the observation belongs to the genus Phaeoclavulina or to the genus Ramaria. If I've tagged it as Gomphales it might be a Lentaria as well.

Ramaria formosa, Ramaria flava, Ramaria aurea and Ramaria botrytis are European species. Even though the names are frequently used in American litterature there is currently no evidence that they exists in North, Central or South America. An epiptype has recently been designated for each and they currently have no DNA-sequence matches outside of Europe.

North America
The name Ramaria rasilispora is often erroneously used for any yellow Ramaria. Ronald Exeter et. al. has done a good job of describing it in the 2007 Ramaria of the Pacific Northwest which may be found free of charge here (link).

Ronald Exeter, Lorelei Norvell and Efren Cazares have done a good job of describing many Ramaria of the Pacific Northwest in their 2007 Ramaria of the Pacific Northwest book. It may be found free of charge here (link). Another great resource for PNW Ramaria is Danny Miller's project website (link), see Ramaria subgenus Ramaria and subgenus Laeticolora as well as the the pictoral key here (link).

South America

  • R. patagonica is briefly described as "pale yellow" in the 2022 paper Diversity of the genus Ramaria in the Patagonian Andes Forests of Argentina. The two pictures of R. patagonica in the paper are problematic: a) they are blurry, b) they are not of a picked fruiting body (i.e. doesn't show the stipe) and c) the are clearly not pale yellow (as it's described in the text). The paper only has pictures of two somewhat yellow species, extrapolating from US and European Ramaria diversity there are likely 20+ undescribed species in the area. The paper doesn't go into either what dsitinguishes it from other yellow species. At this point additional characters, such as detailed microscopic workup, are needed to ID it as there are no known morphological characteristics distinguishing in from similar species.

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