Introduction to Fall Mushrooms
by Michael W. Beug Email: email@example.com
The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
Ramaria stuntzii is another of the beautiful small Ramaria species that grace the conifer forests under western hemlock. Ramaria stuntzii starts out scarlet and soon turns orangish red. Like many of the forest-dwelling basidiomycetes, Ramaria species are important mycorrhizal partners to forest trees. Some mycorrhizal species like the Yellow Chanterelles form association with a wide range of trees and so are found in all forest types. Like many mycorrhizal species Ramaria stuntzii probably only forms mycorrhizal associations with one species, in this case, western hemlock and so you must find that tree in order to find this mushroom.