Collection location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA [Click for map]
This guy is in a clade with several similar Western American species, but not as easy clade to name… There is one matching collection from British Columbia (GenBank: DQ097870), which is improperly named as C. hemitrichus. Just because a Telamonia has scaly-scurfy pileus doesn’t make it C. hemitrichus. I am sure this species is broadly distributed, but rarely collected.
Unlike most genera, Cortinarius, subgenus Telamonia becomes harder to understand as one becomes familiar with the molecular data!!
This species here is actually not too distant from this one here
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Yep, lots of root studies — I like to show those root guys what the species looks like and they are very happy. Lots of work on Telamonia everywhere — even in Europe — I collect all kinds of cryptic species in Bulgaria. In that respect the work that the Finnish team is doing on sequencing the types is huge as that clears the way to describe new items. Telamonia does not work well to dig into some old herbarium records and try to make sense of things.
And most of the close matches are root tip sequences. Definitely lots of work to be done on Telamonia!
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