Rosso Coral

Ramaria botrytis

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Rosso Coral Ramaria botrytis (Pers.) Ricken (illustrated 55% life size) Fruit body 7–15cm high, 6–20cm wide, with numerous thick, much-branched, crowded branches; white, becoming tan or ochraceous with pink, red, or purplish tips. Stem 3–4×1.5–6cm, stout. Flesh taste and smell pleasant, fruity. Spores 14–18×4.5–5.5¼, oblong-elliptical, longitudinally striate; ochraceous. Habitat on the ground in broad-leaved woods; late summer to late autumn. Rare. Edible.

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