Observation of the Week

The OOTW for this week is by Michael Sadler in Cornwall, NY, on July 31 at 2:31pm. His iNaturalist ID is masadler and the Observation can be seen here:

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/89425928

More about this observation:

Ramaria are difficult to get down to Species. You will see a bunch of different Ramaria about 2/3rds down the page on the first link (mushroomexpert.com). Mushroomexpert.com suggests that one need several further pieces of information to get any species identification, see this page: https://www.mushroomexpert.com/ramaria_botrytis.html for a list of what to look for and what to test. It may be especially important to do microscopy on these samples in order to get the information needed.

https://www.mushroomexpert.com/clubscorals.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramaria
https://foragerchef.com/thoughts-on-ramarias-coral-mushrooms/
https://www.first-nature.com/fungi/ramaria-stricta.php
https://scmycoflora.org/genera/ramaria/ramaria-species.php
https://conservancy.umn.edu/bitstream/11299/122161/1/Knudson_Alicia_February2012.pdf
https://www.jstor.org/stable/3761733
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/242666943_A_study_of_genus_Ramaria_from_Ayubia_National_Park_Pakistan

Don't forget to follow him:
iNaturalist: masadler

Posted by tomzuckerscharff tomzuckerscharff, August 02, 2021 14:40