Ramaria caulifloriformis

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Ramaria caulifloriformis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Gomphales
Family: Gomphaceae
Genus: Ramaria
Species: R. caulifloriformis
Binomial name
Ramaria caulifloriformis
(Leathers) Corner (1970)
Synonyms[1]

Clavaria caulifloriformis Leathers (1956)

Ramaria caulifloriformis is a species of coral fungus in the family Gomphaceae. It was first described in 1956 as Clavaria caulifloriformis by Chester Leathers from collections made near Topinabee, Michigan.[2] It was transferred into the genus Ramara in 1970 by E.J.H. Corner.[3] The creamy-brown fruit bodies measure 5–15 cm (2.0–5.9 in) tall by 3–15 cm (1.2–5.9 in) wide, and have a cauliflower head-like appearance (for which the species is named). Spores are ellipsoid, verrucose (covered with warts or wartlike projections), and measure 8–10 by 4–5 µm.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ramaria caulifloriformis (Leathers) Corner :268, 1970". MycoBank. International Mycological Association. Retrieved 2013-02-11.
  2. ^ a b Leathers CR. (1956). "New species and varieties of Clavaria from Michigan". Mycologia. 48 (2): 278–87. doi:10.2307/3755476.
  3. ^ Corner EJH. (1970). Supplement to 'A monograph of Clavaria and allied genera'. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia. 33. p. 268.

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