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Molly Widmer wrote to Jim Trappe about Oluna’s collection and here is their correspondence:
From: Widmer, Molly [email@example.com]
Sent: October-08-15 13:14
To: Adolf Ceska
Cc: Jim Trappe
Subject: Information on the Secotioid Boletoid
Hello Adolf and Oluna.
Please see below an email reply from Dr. Jim Trappe in Corvallis, Oregon.
I really tried hard to find references that might help with this, but got nowhere after several
hours. I asked Jim’s opinion as he has been very active with this group (some are rare and the
federal government takes an interest so we botanists also have some good information, much of it
from Jim himself.)
I sent on the pics and the note below to Jim. His reply appears below.
Rather than contact the NYBG with YOUR lovely photos, I leave you to enjoy that conversation
yourself. Note Jim Trappe is willing to work on it if Roy Halling cannot.
With excitement, Molly
Date: Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 9:49 PM
Subject: Re: this was supposed to arrive before the pictures!
To: “Widmer, Molly”
Hi Molly, I’ve never seen anything like this. It’s gotta be undescribed. You might send the images
to Roy Halling at New York Bot. Garden (I deleted the message sent to me by mistake).
Department of Forest Science
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon 97331-5752
Tel 541 737 8593
Fax 541 737 1393
I assume the specimens have been preserved.
If Roy can’t find time for them, I’ll have a go at it.
Quoting “Widmer, Molly” :
Chris and I attended the Key Council meeting in Washington over the
weekend. There was an interesting secotioid find that had tubes on the top
of the cap as well as underneath. The photos were sent out to see if
anyone had a name for it. There are fresh and dried photos of more than
I looked through the materials I have on these fungi, then found some
things on the web. The approach might work eventually, but it didn’t
yield much today. It did not appear to be a species listed in the agency
handbooks to fungal species in the Forest Plan. Could it possibly be rare?
I am curious what literature you might use to ID something like this. If
you can call it by sight that would be great too, but I’m trying not to be
lazy — I did get into the grad Mycology class at OSU and want to do what I
It is obvious that the literature on these fungi in our region leads
directly to you, and from way back! Because of this and your connection
to some of the Forest Plan fungi on lists, you seemed the ideal person to
ask. Any ideas? M.
PS, I found a lovely, very blue Mycena amicta while there. It was
unusual to those who are familiar with the species so they are going to
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