This is a specimen from last year that I want to list.


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In this specimen orange is entirely deleted (probably by UV light?) and the black “ring” on…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2019-09-11 19:25:54 CEST (+0200)

…the inner ends of the striations manifests as black lines covering the striations so far as one can see in these images. Hence, a strikingly colored cap becomes a gray one. Hence there is a temptation to call it “vaginata”. So this is a very interesting and “sometimes deceptive” species for many reasons. We are taking a look at the small number of variations seen in the sequences which are predominantly composed of nrLSU be cause there is a significant gap in the nrITS data since we reply only on Sanger processing (without the ability to add bacterial cloning).

A great set of very interesting collections.

Again, thank you to Kent/Cena.

Very best,


Thanks dkentca7,
By: groundhog
2014-11-25 21:44:52 CET (+0100)

This material has been received and accessioned to Rod’s herbarium. We have also scheduled it for DNA sequencing.

I’ve recently had a note about species that are called “vaginata”…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-11-13 22:16:46 CET (+0100)

on the west coast of the U.S. I don’t think that even Europeans have the grounds to call anything A. vaginata because there is no clear species concept expressed in detail in modern terms.

That aside, I would like to understand if the name is used consistently in west coast states and, if so, applying to what.

How did you decide to use the name in this case?

Very best,