When: 2008-10-09

Collection location: Donner Picnic Area, Nevada Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Tom Bruns (pogon)

No specimen available

Found near margin of wet meadow near lodgepole and Jeffery pine, next to an unseasonably early Sarcodes plant (see photo). The white peridium, chocolate gleba, and staining is pretty typical of other members of the Amylogogon subgroup. The close proximity of Sarcodes made R. ellenae a likely suspect, as this is the only host to Sarcodes in this area. ITS sequence confirmed the R. ellenae species group.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:00:00 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Donner picnic area, Neveda Co. 39 22 57 N, 120 10 07 W’ to ‘Donner Picnic Area, Nevada Co., California, USA’

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This is the Sarcodes plant that the specimen was next to. A little odd to be up so early.

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