Not all coral fungi are Ramaria: Field characters and taxonomy of Ramarioid fungi within the order Gomphaceae

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This presentation provides an overview of Ramarioid fungi, beginning with how to distinguish Ramaria from other coralloid fungi (Artomyces, Clavulina, etc.), and how to distinguish Ramaria from other Ramarioid genera within the Gomphales. We will then focus on Ramaria and cover distinguishing features of the subgenera. Further, the importance of documenting field characters for identification will be discussed. Many European species can be identified with proper documentation without microscopy, and it is very likely that similar concepts can be applied in North America. A practical key will be outlined, and notes on DNA sequencing considered.

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About the lectures

We have a lecture series that commences in February and usually ends in June, where experts from a variety of fields will present to club members. Lectures cover scientific topics (different types of fungi and the latest discoveries) and hands-on skills (identification and microscopy).

They are currently taking place on Zoom, but hopefully we will be able to have them in person again in the not too distant future. YouTube links for past lectures can be found in the Lectures section of our website, along with information on upcoming lectures.

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