Ramaria lutea (Coral fungi)
3-8 cm dianter * 4-11 cm tall
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Ramaria lutea is a medium-sized, ochre-yellow fungus that is repeatedly branching and coral-like. The mushroom forms ectomycorrhizal associations with oak, beech, and spruce trees in calcareous soil. The plant habitat consists of beech forests, oak-hazel groves, or calcareous spruce forests, primarily coniferous forests. It grows solitary or more typically in extensive troops on woody debris.

Fruiting body ochraceous tinged buff, becoming darker with age, repeatedly branching coral-line with pointed forked tips. The branches are cylindrical or laterally compressed arising from a pallid stout stem. The flesh in the stem is white, glossy, elastic and tough, and in older fruiting bodies, gelatinous. Spore print yellow or ochre.

Microscopic Features: The spores are warty, cylindrical, approximately 7.5–9 × 4–4.5 µm in size.

Similar species: The Ramaria genus comprises approximately 200 species of which many are so similar to each other that they can be distinguished only with a microscope.

Ramaria genus on Wikipedia.

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