Golden Coral Ramaria aurea (Schaeffer) Quélet  

Status:

Found solitary or in small groups on ground in coniferous and mixed forests.

Description:

Fruiting body: Orange-yellow; stout, white, bulbous base with multiple branches and closely packed tips. According to G. Lincoff, species in this genus do not bruise brown when handled (National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms, c. 1981). (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 20 records in the project database.

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Golden Coral in Howard Co., Maryland (8/29/2010). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Golden Coral (young fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/19/2009). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Golden Coral in Howard Co., Maryland (8/31/2017). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Golden Coral (top view) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/22/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Golden Coral in Howard Co., Maryland (9/16/2017). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Golden Coral spores collected in Howard Co., Maryland (8/31/2017). Ellipsoid, roughened; measured 9.4 – 10.0 X 3.7 – 4.6 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Golden Coral specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (8/22/2014). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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