Observation 84626: Otidea smithii Kanouse

Original Herbarium Label: Otidea smithii Kanouse

Herbarium Specimen: UBC F31530

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Re: Microscopic characters
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2013-01-24 16:22:29 PST (-0800)

I have a drawing from an earlier collection Koksilah Ridge on January 6, 2003. Spores were 12.5-16 × 6.5-8 µm. Castellano et al. (1999) Strategy no 1, p. S1-84 give the following spore sizes: (12)13.5(15.5) x (6)6.5(8) µm. Their distribution map shows coastal CA & S OR, & Kilckitat Co.(? two interior dots in WA). Kanouse in his original description gives 10-12(14) x 6-7 µm.
On southern Vancouver Island Otidea smithii is rarer than O. onotica and we know it from about five locations. In our 8-years survey of Observatory Hill we saw it in 4 different years.

Oluna…do you have micro drawing for these?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-01-24 07:59:45 PST (-0800)

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