Ramaria flava

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Ramaria flava (Schaeff.) Quél. syn. Clavaria flava Schaeff. (illustrated 20% life size) Fruit body 10–20cm high, 7–15cm wide with numerous densely crowded branches; lemon- to sulphur-yellow, more ochraceous with age. Stem 50–80×40–50mm; whitish base often bruises reddish-brown, especially with age. Flesh white to pale yellowish; taste mild. Spores 11–18×4–6.5¼, elliptical, roughened; pale ochraceous. Habitat on the ground in mixed woodland; autumn. Rare, but possibly under-reported. Edible but it has a laxative effect on some people.

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