Observation 45988: Clitocybe squamulosa var. montana H.E. Bigelow

When: 2010-05-09

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

Who: Michael Wood (mykoweb)

Specimen available

Scattered in soil. (MGW736)

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Recognized by sight
Based on microscopic features: The polymorphic spores match var. montana

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Probably needs new name
By: Michael Wood (mykoweb)
2010-06-04 11:53:22 CDT (-0400)

I have never seen C. squamulosa var. squamulosa, but just reading the the descriptions leads me to the conclusion that it and C. squamulosa var. montana probably belong in different species. The fact that var. squamulosa is European and var. montana is Western NA would tend to support that.

Regardless, C. squamulosa var. montana has not been transferred to Infundibulicybe. It may belong there, but I have not researched that question.

If I remember correctly, Infundibulicybe was segregated from Clitocybe on morphological grounds, I would like to see some DNA studies confirming or refuting this segregation.

IMO, these are not Infundibulicybe squamulosa
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-05-28 16:09:51 CDT (-0400)

Here’s a good picture of what they typically look like:

If this obs represents a particular californian variety of it, then someone ought to recombine the name to Infundibulicybe squamulosa var. montana. But, what I think is more likely – doesn’t it deserve species status and a name of its own?

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