Observation 69139: Caloscypha fulgens (Pers.) Boud.
When: 2011-05-27
44.0° 116.0°
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

We were seeking the albino form of Caloscypha fulgens which hadn’t been seen before by anyone at a SIMA foray, but has long been known to exist. We found one full albino and a few partial albinos right in the campground where literally thousands of regular Caloscypha fulgens were fruiting. The orange pigment is not formed in this mutant.

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so weird
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-06-14 03:31:28 EDT (-0400)

that I’m tempted to doubt the ID, but I’ll take your word for it. neato! add it to the albino/oddities list.

By: Robert Sasata (Sasata)
2011-06-14 02:50:49 EDT (-0400)

I added the image to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caloscypha

Very interesting, thanks for sharing.

By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2011-06-14 02:39:55 EDT (-0400)

living up to its name. That is amazing.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-06-14 02:17:22 EDT (-0400)
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-06-14 01:53:41 EDT (-0400)

Never heard of albinos of this species before, thanks for sharing!

Created: 2011-06-14 00:48:32 EDT (-0400)
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