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Page number:153 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Clavaria soluta Karsten. 1879. Med. Soc. Faun. & Flor. Fennica 5: 30.
Ramaria soluta (Karsten) Corner. 1950. Ann. Bot. Mem. 1: 621.
Clavaria crispula subsp. soluta Karsten. 1882. Finlands Nat. o. Folk 37: 189.
Clavariella soluta Karsten. 1881. Rev. Mycol., Roum. 3(9): 21.
Type specimen (lectotype, implicit): NY - Finland, Mustiala, x.1878, de Thumen, Mycotheca Universalis exsiccati no. 1308, leg. Karsten (with isolectotypes presumably in other distributions of the exsiccati).
"Clavarioid, much branched from the white base, rufescent; stipe slender, fibrillose-rooting, naked, irregularly branching, longitudinally rugulose, divaricate; apices obtuse.
On fallen branches of Picea vulgaris and Pinus sylvestris." (from Karsten)
Hyphae of basal tomentum 2.2-3.7 µm diam, thin- to thickwalled (wall up to 1.4 µm thick), hyaline, conspicuously clamped, relatively rigid, loosely interwoven, often ornamented with short (up to 0.4 µm high) obscure cyanophilous spines. Hyphae of branch trama 3.5-5.5 µm diam, thin-walled, hyaline, clamped, not collapsed.
Spores 14.4-19.2 x 4.1-5.2 µm (E = 3.00-4.33; Em = 3.69; Lm = 16.83 µm), elongate-cylindrical to somewhat swayback, smooth; wall thin; contents generally homogeneous, with small vacuolar region; hilar appendix papillate, eccentric, not prominent; ornamentation none.
Observations: A more popular name for this organism has been Clavaria (or Lentaria) byssiseda. The history of the name is full of confusion, however, and Clavaria soluta has been transferred to Lentaria by Corner (1970). The name has been used to represent specimens of Ramaria suecica, Lentaria pinicola and Ramaria gracilis and is included here for this reason.