Observation 136497: Cantharellus texensis Buyck & V. Hofst.

When: 2013-06-12

Collection location: Big Thicket, Polk Co., Texas, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

Specimen available

Caps up to 4.3 cm across.
Spores ~ 6.7-9.0 X 3.8-4.2 microns. oblong to cylindric.
These will be sent to Matthew Foltz at the University of Michigan for his work on the systematics of Cantharellus.


Spores in I/KI sol. @ 1000X.
Spores in I/KI sol. @ 1000X.

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Yes, C. texensis is a possibility
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2013-06-16 17:06:12 CEST (+0200)

for this collection.
The spores on these do seem a little longer, which apparently is one of the distinctions between the two species. However, there is a lot of overlap and my measurements were somewhat perfunctory.
Hopefully, these will be sequenced and maybe help clarify the situation.

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