Observation 63086: Squamanita paradoxa (A.H. Sm. & Singer) Bas

Parasitic on Cystoderma amianthinum (the lower yellow part of the stipe is in fact a remnant of the host). This is the first record in Canada. The fungus was described from Mt. Hood, OR (as “Cystoderma paradoxum”) and in North America it was also reported from Priest Lake, Idaho.

Herbarium specimen: UBC F19459 (duplicate with Dr. Brandon Matheny, University of Tennessee – TENN 063935)

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then why
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-02-19 13:17:25 PST (-0800)

did the Pacific Northwest Key Council create one?

What key do you need?
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2013-02-19 13:15:07 PST (-0800)

If you know that you need Squamanita key, you don’t need it. AC

don’t forget
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-02-19 13:03:25 PST (-0800)
Thanks for your Docu!
By: Andreas (AK_CCM)
2012-02-28 21:40:16 PST (-0800)

I’ve seen S. paradoxa the first time in autumn 2009 at the mushroom exhibition in Munich/ Germany. Here you could find a photo of the two young fruitbodies:


another link on the genus
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-02-28 20:11:55 PST (-0800)
Nice find!
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2011-02-06 11:34:46 PST (-0800)

I’ve been wanting to see some of these!

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-02-06 07:51:40 PST (-0800)
-such a nice mushroom to find!

What else is reported from that area? It’s often followed by rare earthtongues, waxcaps and coral fungi..

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