Observation 87488: Cortinarius subgenus Phlegmacium (Fr.) Fr.

When: 2011-10-16

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

Who: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)

Specimen available

It was close to the end of the collecting day, my back was killing me and I tried hard to convince myself that I have seen this species before and there’s no need to drop to my knees to photograph it and collect it… But I couldn’t. And I was right – this little phlegm is a bit off the charts too – nothing like it in the public databases – another sweet candy for the hard-core collector in the Yosemite fungal factory. In at least 3 different alignments and various phylogenetic reconstruction methods it appears as a basal member of the /napus clade… And it fruited very nearly to another local member of the clade, but they are not the same (both sequences are excellent). We need more material, clearly, but a decade may pass till it fruits again. Little strange critters that show up on good seasons only can be extremely choosy to ever show again…

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