Observation 200069: Pachyphlodes virescens (Gilkey) Doweld

When: 2015-02-22

Collection location: Sobrante Ridge Regional Preserve, Contra Costa Co., California, USA [Click for map]

37.9697° -122.2653° 239m

Who: Debbie Klein (dejaklein)

Specimen available

They were on a bank on the side of a ridge trail.

Proposed Names

31% (2)
Used references: Else Vellinga saw the pictures and said they call these "mitotic mats. “It is part of an Ascomycete, only producing vegetative spores.”
30% (2)
Recognized by sight
47% (2)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: or whatever this fuzzy purple nonsense is we keep seeing. see: http://mushroomobserver.org/species_list/show_species_list/651
57% (1)
Used references: Rosanne Healy who studies mitotic spore mats at Harvard wrote after seeing pictures of this observation "All of the bright pink spore mats I have sequenced are produced by species in a clade that includes Pachyphlodes thysellii. Pachyphlodes virescens also belongs to this clade. Both species were described from the West Coast. P. thysellii seems to have a world-wide (Northern Hemisphere, temperate) distribution, but may be part of a species complex.’
Based on microscopic features: Rosanne Healy saw these under the microscope and wrote they look like Pachyphlodes.
85% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Based on chemical features: Rosanne Healy sequenced it and wrote she "finally got the sequence and analyzed it. I am very pleased to see that it is a good match for Pachyphlodes virescens "

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Rosanne Heally looked at the specimens under a microscope
By: Debbie Klein (dejaklein)
2015-03-07 07:17:21 PST (-0800)

and wrote they look like Pachyphlodes.

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