This family contains a few different genera, with the relationship between them not being obvious.
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.
Beenakia dacostae was the first species of this genus to be discovered, which is named after the town of Beenak in Victoria, Australia.
A small genus with only one described species in New Zealand.
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 gigantea f. tenuispora
Phaeoclavulina ochracea var.sicco-olivacea
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).
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 depokensis f. persicina f.
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).