Observation 87438: Cortinarius subgenus Phlegmacium (Fr.) Fr.

When: 2011-09-24

Collection location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)

Specimen available

Look at this clustered Phlegm pushing some of the hardest, sun dried, mud baked duff in the high Sierra. This one did not seem like anything in the calochroid clade, but it is. In fact it turns out that I have collected this species in Idaho in 2008, but it wasn’t very obvious based on morphology. This species will be under intense observation by me until I start understanding it better in the field. More collections are critically needed.

No close relatives in the public databases. The nearest sibling is the hypogeous Cortinarius saxamontanus from the Western USA.

Collection: DBB45216


Same species from idaho. DBB04302
Same species from idaho. DBB04302 — spores

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