Family: Gomphaceae
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Fungi:> Basidiomycota:> Agaricomycetes:> Gomphales:> Gomphaceae:> Beenakia, Gloeocantharellus, Lentaria, Ramaria, Phaeoclavulina, Ramariopsis.  
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This family contains a few different genera, with the relationship between them not being obvious.  
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Genus: Gloeocantharellus
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These fungi are generally sturdy, fleshy, and vase or funnel shaped with smooth to wrinkled outer surfaces similar to chanterelles and were once contained in the Cantharellaceae family. Recent DNA studies have placed them in Gomphus with clubs and coral fungi. The spores of Gomphus species are roughened, while those of Cantharellus and Craterellus species are smooth.   
Gomphus novae-zelandiae
Gloeocantharellus novae-zelandiae
      
Genus: Beenakia Genus: Lentaria  
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Beenakia dacostae was the first species of this genus to be discovered, which is named after the town of Beenak in Victoria, Australia.

This genus has only one described species in New Zealand.  
Beenakia dacostae
Beenakia dacostae
  .  Lentaria surculus
Lentaria surculus
   
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Genus: Ramaria
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This genus is separated from other coral fungi by having tan coloured spores. You will need to make a spore print to see this. These are soft-fleshy fungi that are often brightly coloured, with many branches and coral-like. Correct identification is difficult without the aid of a microscope as many species look very similar to each other.  
Ramaria ambigua
Ramaria ambigua
Ramaria avellaneo-vertex.
Ramaria avellaneo-vertex
Phaeoclavulina gigantea
Ramaria gigantea f. tenuispora
Ramaria junquilleo-vertex
Ramaria junquilleo-vertex
 
Ramaria lorithamnus
Ramaria polypus
Ramaria piedmontiana
Ramaria piedmontiana
Ramaria rubripermanensRamaria purpureopallida Ramaria samuelsii
Ramaria samuelsii
 
Ramaria sclerocarnosaRamaria sclerocarnosa Ramaria piedmontianaRamaria rubripermanens      
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Genus: Phaeoclavulina
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Phaeoclavulina flaccida Phaeoclavulina flaccida
Phaeoclavulina ochraceaPhaeoclavulina ochracea Phaeoclavulina ochracea var.sicco-olivacea Ramaria Zippelii
Phaeoclavulina zippelii
 
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Genus: Unidentified
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These are Ramaria that I have not been able to identify beyond the genus. This may be due to me not understanding the keys or the species has not been described (named).  
Ramaria sp.
Ramaria species.
Ramaria sp.
Ramaria species
Ramaria gracilis
Ramaria species
   
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Genus: Ramariopsis
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This genus is distinguished from other simple club fungi by its reaction to ferric salts (turning green). The species have upright fruiting bodies that are stalked with several branches, often dichotomously, sometimes antler-like. The branches can be cylindrical or flattened, with a pointed or rounded apex, and the texture of the flesh can be brittle or fairly tough, and in various colours.  
Ramariopsis alutacea
Ramariopsis alutacea
Ramariopsis antillarum
Ramariopsis antillarum
Ramariopsis bicolor
Ramariopsis bicolor
Ramariopsis cremicolor 
Ramariopsis crocea
Ramariopsis crocea
Ramariopsis depokensis
Ramariopsis depokensis
Ramariopsis depokensis f. persicina f.
Ramariopsis depokensis f. persicina f.
Ramariopsis laeticolor
Ramariopsis laeticolor
 
Ramariopsis novahibernica
Ramariopsis novahibernica
Ramariopsis ovispora
Ramariopsis ovispora
Ramariopsis pulchella
Ramariopsis pulchella
Ramariopsis ramarioides
Ramariopsis ramarioides
 
Ramariopsis simplex
Ramariopsis simplex
       
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Genus: Unidentified
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The fungi below I have not been able to identify beyond the genus. This may be due to me not understanding the keys or the keys do not exist. In some cases, the species may not have been described (named).  
Ramariopsis sp.
Ramariopsis sp.
Ramariopsis sp.
Ramariopsis sp.
   
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