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Description type:Original description 
Description:Ramaria distinctissima Petersen et Zang, sp. nov. Fig 6
Fruitbodies up to 14 x 7 cm, obpyriform in outline. Stipe up to 7 x 3.5 cm, single, tapering gradually-to the acute, often rooting base, tomentose at base, smooth upward, without abortive branchlets, off-white where protected, upward bright yellow to golden yellow ("apricot yellow," "baryta yellow" ), easily brunnescent ("hazel") around substrate bruises but not on handling; flesh white, solid, moist but not slippery, drying brittle, penetrated with difficulty but not impenetrable. Major branches 2-4, terete, ascending, concolorous to stipe below, concolorous to branches above. Branches in 3-6 ranks, terete, ascending, pastel yellow orange or yellow below ("orange buff," "light orange yellow," "light cadmium"), upward pastel orange ("capucine orange," "capucine yellow"); internodes diminishing gradually upward at maturity; axils narrowly rounded below, rounded above; flesh somewhat yellower than hymenium, white inward, drying brittle, friable. Apices stiff, double-dichotomous when youug, elongating to short-digitate. by maturity, rich golden orange to yellow-orange ("cadmium orange," "deep chrome," "Mikado orange"). Odor negligible or faintly fresh; taste negligible.
Macrochemical reactions; SYR =slowly but strongly positive; FC =positive; ANO, PHN, ANW, GUA=weakly positive to negative; KOH, NOH =leaching peach or yellow; CRE, IKI =negative,
Stipe tramal hyphae 4-15 µm diam, hyaline, thin-to thick-walled (wall up to 0.3 µm thick), interwoven, usually clampless, tightly packed; ampulliform swellings up to 15 µm broad, often not associated with septa, not unusually thick walled, with extensive but delicate stalactitifom ornamentation; gloeoplerous hyphae not observed. Tramal hyphae of upper branches 4-18 µm diam, inflated especially inward, hyaline, thin-to thick-walled (wall up to 0.5 µm thick), almost always clampless, parallel, not agglutinated or adherent; cells cigar-shaped; ampulliform swellings and gloeoplerous byphae not observed. Subhymenium rudimentary, pseudoparenchymatous; byphae 1.5-3 µm diam, conspicuously clamped. Hymenium thickening; basidia 85-95x10-12 µm, clavate, clamped, in tight cymes; contents homogeneous when young, with scattered refringent guttules by maturity, weakly cyanopbilous; sterigmata 4, up to 6 µm long, spindly, straight; young basidia occasionally emergent as leptocystidia.
Spores (Fig. 6)12.6-15.8 (-16.2) x5.0-6.1 µm (E = 2.25-3.07; V=2.55; Lm= 14.16 µm ), long-ellipsoid to subboletoid, conspicuously roughened in outline; contents 1-several-guttulate, usually with a single refringent guttule; wall up to 0.3 µm thick; hilar appendix gradual, not prominent, with apparent struma,
 
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