Collection location: Observatory Hill, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada [Click for map]
This is our UBC collection F16396, GenBank # FJ039617. The DNA best matched to
Cortinarius ochrophyllus Fr. (Emma Harrower, study in progress); my original identification was “Cortinarius fulmineus” that I rejected already in my sketchbook. OC
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is not a useful name. In Sweden, we used it for something that we now know are two different species, alcalinophilus and olearioides. It’s not clear which species fulmineus applied to, so it has been rejected.
It’s interesting that this collection isn’t close to any other sequence in GenBank..!
Emmas two both “ochrophyllus” are different species too. One is similar to her “cf anomalus” and “cf caninus”, and the other similar to her “percomis”.
They aren’t close to anything else in GenBank either. Too bad that no european sequence of ochrophyllus is available.
Anyway, I think you’ve got yourselves a bunch of new species to describe..
From the very beginning, we had no doubt about the subgenus Phlegmacium, hence my original identification as Cortinarius fulmineus. If you look at the Species Fungorum, the name “C. fulmineus” has been applied to several different taxa.
Cortinarius ochrophyllus popped up at several different (and remote) branches of Emma’s tree. This is rather disturbing.
This belongs without doubt to the subgenus Phlegmacium.
Cortinarius ochrophyllus is a Telamonia (dry conical cap, no bulb, duller colours), so it is not an option. Unfortunately, there are no reliable sequences of that species in Genbank.
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