|Fungi:> Basidiomycota:> Agaricomycetes:> Gomphales:> Gomphaceae:> Beenakia, Gomphus, Lentaria, Ramaria, Ramariopsis.|
|This family is contains a small number of genus with the relationship between them not been very obvious, well I have not been able to work it out.|
|Beenakia dacostae was the first species of this genus to be discovered which is named after the town of Beenak in Victoria, Australia.|
These mycorrhizal fungi are generally sturdy, fleshy, and vase or funnel shaped with a smooth to wrinkled outer surfaces similar to the chanterelles and were once contained in the Cantharellaceae family. Recent DNA studies have placed Gomphus with clubs and corals. The spores of Gomphus species are roughened, while those of Cantharellus and Craterellus species are smooth.
|This genus has only one described species in New Zealand.|
|These fungi are branch fleshy, soft fungi sometimes forming large fruiting body's up to 200 mm dia. with ornamented brown to tan spores. These are difficult to tell apart with out the aid of a microscope.|
Ramaria gigantea f. tenuispora
Ramaria zippelii f. zippelii
|These are Ramaria that I have not been able to identify beyond the genus. This maybe due to me not understanding the keysor the species has not been described (named).|
|This genus is distinguished from other simple club fungi by its reaction to ferric salts (turning green).|
Ramariopsis depokensis f. persicina f.
|The fungi below I have not been able to identify beyond the genus. This maybe due to me not understanding the keys or the keys do not exists. In some cases the species may not have been described (named).|
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