Ramaria acrisiccescens Marr & D.E. Stuntz
blah coral

Species account author: Ian Gibson.
Extracted from Matchmaker: Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest.

Introduction to the Macrofungi


© Michael Beug     (Photo ID #18341)


E-Flora BC Static Map

Distribution of Ramaria acrisiccescens
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Species Information

Chemical Reactions:
flesh of stem inamyloid (Marr), ferric sulphate in water negative with stem flesh, (Exeter(3))
faintly musty sweet to bean-like, (Marr)
not distinctive or slightly acid when fresh, drying with a pronounced bitterish acid taste, (Marr), mild to +/- acrid [peppery] when fresh, cooking or drying with pronounced bitterish-acid taste, (Scates-Barnhart)
spores 8-14 x 4-6 microns, average 10.1 x 4.9 microns, finely warty, hyphae without clamp connections, (Exeter(1)), spores 8-14 x 4-6 microns, subcylindric to elliptic with prominent lateral apiculus, with distinct, lobed, cyanophilic warts; basidia 1-spored to 4-spored, mostly 4-spored, 40-90 x 7-13 microns, clavate, without basal clamp connection; subhymenial hyphae 2-5 microns wide, interwoven, thin-walled, without clamp connections; context hyphae subparallel to interwoven in stem, parallel in branches, hyphae walls thin to moderately thick, 0.25-2 microns, surface smooth to slightly fluted, non-inflating in the peripheral contextual regions, highly inflated nearer the center (3-24 microns wide), ampulliform swellings near septa 10-20 microns wide, walls of the vesicles moderately to conspicuously ornamented; clamp connections absent; gloeoplerous hyphae abundant in stem, less common in branches, localized bulbous regions enlarging up to 13 microns wide, except for these areas 2.5-5 microns wide, (Marr)
Spore Deposit:
'grayish yellow'
mildly poisonous? (Scates-Barnhart)

Habitat and Range

Ramaria velocimutans is the species most likely to be confused in the field, but it has clamp connections, (Marr)
on ground in old mixed conifer forests, (Scates-Barnhart), terrestrial under Tsuga heterophylla (Western Hemlock) (Marr)