Observation 95456: Cortinarius beeverorum Orlovich, Xin Yue Wang, T. Lebel

See observation 67065 offered by Michael Wallace, in which the form originally described as a Thaxterogaster by E. Horak is exquisitely documented. Michael noted that he had not seen the form associated with Nothofagus; only the ones which grow with Kunzea and Leptospermum.
The observation offered here is of the form which lacks the obvious stipe-columella. Shirley Kerr kindly informed me of the identification and existence of the two forms.
Before knowing any of this, my field ID had been that it was a Protoglossum.
Two images offered here: one manipulated among the moss in which the basidiomata were erumpent, and a studio portrait.
Specimen deposited in NY (REH9706).

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Recognized by sight: This is the entity that grows with Nothofagus, and it’s recognition as a distinct species is supported by morphology, ecology, and ITS sequence data. D. Orlovich talked about this distinction at the FUNNZ Foray in mid-May at Pohara Beach.
Used references: Orlovich et al. 2014. Cortinarius beeverorum, a new species of sequestrate Cortinarius from New Zealand. Mycol Progress. 13: DOI 10.1007/s11557-014-0977-z. April 2014.

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By: Roy Halling (royh)
2012-05-25 11:42:24 PDT (-0700)

I forgot to mention that when fresh, the outer mucilaginous peridial layer is easily separable. Somewhat apparent where the halved basidiome is still joined together.

Strange stuff in New Zealand
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2012-05-25 10:19:18 PDT (-0700)

A jelly coated cort truffle

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