Collection location: Lapland, Sweden [Click for map]
These are much smaller and paler than they use to be. Other specimen around looked more like the ordinary fulva. Now I regret that I didn’t take pictures of them too – and all the others with colours in between..
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I checked the key to the crocea-group, and without knowing anything about microscopic details, I’m pretty sure it’s not flavescens. I will return and check them again. If I see these pale ones again, I’ll try to collect and dry some. We are usually visiting this place a couple of times a year during the season, but have big difficulties taking care of collections in the small cabin we use there..
The “fulva-like” taxa of the Americas have a considerable color range also. Dr. Bas told me that I would regret coining the name fuligineodisca for the Colombian and Central American “fulva.” Within a very few years, I was present at the collecting of a very pale fruiting body of the species to which I had given a “dark” name. Dear Dr. Bas, I have learned my lesson(??).
I have never collected in Sweden. In Norway, collecting a specimen such as you depict (if it were under Betula) would cause me to check the spore size and shape and possibly the volval inner surface layer.
Created: 2008-11-06 05:23:09 CST (-0500)
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