Observation 198030: Gymnopilus picreus group
When: 2015-01-31
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on moss/lichen covered bases of old-growth redwoods.
Spores 7-10 × 4-6 µm.

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I will add them
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-02-03 18:28:03 PST (-0800)

to our next sequencing round, but yeah, it depends whether any reliably identified sequences from Europe are available.

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2015-02-03 18:02:15 PST (-0800)

are you planning on doing any DNA work on them?
if not, id be happy to.
i havent checked what is available on genbank as far as European G. picreus, but i am sure there has to be something.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-02-03 17:51:39 PST (-0800)

I think it’s definitely close to that (it’s the name I used for this taxon for a while), but my recent research suggests that it differs in having slightly larger spores, and a darker (wine-red to dark brown stipe). It’s also described from Europe, so I’d be a bit surprised if this was the true G. picreus since it occurs apparently primarily on Redwoods (an endemic habitat to the Pacific Coast). However some things that look very similar to the European G. picreus (to my eye) seem to occur a bit further north (PNW, Alaska), and across the boreal zone to NE NAm.

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