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Ramaria cystidiophora

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

The fruitbodies of Ramaria cystidiophora are upright, medium-sized, with distinctive yellow branches, often with brighter lemon yellow tips, fuzzy white stipe base, often a sweet odor of anise or citrus, and clamped basidia. The species has been divided into several varieties based on differences in spore length, details of branch color (peach-color in var. anisata), flesh consistency, odor, and bruising reactions. All of these are gradational characters and thus it is not always easy to identify a collection to variety level, however, the yellow color and upright habit make the species fairly easy to recognize.

Accepted Name:
Ramaria cystidiophora (Kauffman) Corner

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
var. citronella – lemon fuzzy-foot
var. cystidiophora – fuzzy-footed coral, fuzzy-foot
var. fabiolens – beany fuzzy-foot
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Ramaria cystidiophora in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Ramaria cystidiophora photos.

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