Observation 98554: Conocybe apala (Fr.) Arnolds

When: 2012-06-28

Collection location: Port Dover, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Eva Skific (Evica)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

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Several names
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-06-30 13:42:26 WIB (+0700)

are considered synonyms on different sites (apala, albipes, huijsmanii, lactea, crispa). However, GenBank does show slightly different DNA between collections with this mix of names. I don’t know how to interprete it..

Several online sources…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-06-30 02:27:24 WIB (+0700)

MycoBank, Wikipedia, MykoWeb seem to lump the names apala and albipes. Kuo, who does not mention apala, makes a case for albipes to serve as the NA name for the Euro lactea.

So it looks like an interesting idea to suppose that there may be two different NA species of white dunce cap. Something to keep in the back of my mind whenever I walk across my lawn to get the morning newspaper.

Different species
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-06-29 22:04:05 WIB (+0700)

according to Funga Nordica:
Conocybe albipes(=lactea) has a bell-shaped white cap from the beginning.
Conocybe apala has a brownish, strongly hygrophanous cap that soon fades to white.

Phillips lists C. lactea as a synonym for. C. apala.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-06-29 21:48:50 WIB (+0700)

Not sure which name currently applies, but this obs certainly looks like it.

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