Observation 113544: Cortinarius anomalus group
When: 2012-10-14
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Mixed woods… beech, birch, maple, ash, hemlock.

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: Palid color and purple gills

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I can make it a point…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-10-18 10:15:33 PDT (-0700)

to collect/preserve similar material… if anyone is interested.

May be C. anomalus
By: Emma Harrower (eharrower)
2012-10-18 05:43:29 PDT (-0700)

I’ve seen this species many times during this season and I agree that morphologically, it matches the species description. This group needs a revision. I know there are undescribed species in this group on the West Coast. I have DNA sequence information from Europe where they name two different genetic species C. anomalus.

There are so many Corts out there…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-10-18 04:54:04 PDT (-0700)

But I think you nailed this one, Emma. Phillips’ account matches very well. In particular, the hollow chamber in the stipe seems like a good macro-character. Still, when it comes to Cortinarius, except for a handful of distinctive exceptions, assigning a species name is tricky.

Thanks Emma.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-10-17 08:33:52 PDT (-0700)

I’ll check out the literature for this species complex name. I think I still have a little material from this collection at home.

Created: 2012-10-15 18:30:16 PDT (-0700)
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