Observation 159622: Sphagnomphalia brevibasidiata (Singer) Redhead, Moncalvo, Vilgalys & Lutzoni


i have collected this species several times (West Siberia, near Khanty-Mansiysk). It is rarely, but constantly met in bogs (ombrotrophic type with tree cover) on Sphagnum fuscum surface.

The species findings in literature seems scarce. In Nordic Macromycetes it reported from Norway from two locations (arctic/alpine) and Finland (location unknown). Also i saw photo by Rene Lebeuf (collection from Newfoundland), and it is mentioned in British Mycological Society Checklist. Otherwise i could not trace any reports on its distribution and habitat preferences.

Probably they are known to someone in community?

After some time found several very useful papers: E.g. the species was described from Siberia (Artybash) by Singer (1943) – it is about 1500 km to the South from my location, in Altay mountains. Later, Favre (1948) described it as Omphalia cincta from Jura (France). The holotypes were later examined by Redhead and their synonymy is accepted. Also it was reported from Slovakia (Tatra mountains) and from Northern Sweden near Abisko.

Redhead notices that the species is rare in Eurasia and has only been found on Sphagnum in bogs.

1. Redhead S.A. Omphalina brevibasidiata // Fungi Canadenses. 1985. Т. 294.
2. Favre J. Les associations fongiques des hauts-marais jurassiens .. // Mater. flore cryptogam. Suisse. 1948. Т. 10. № 3. С. 228.
3. Kubicka J. Omphalina cincta Favre – kalichovcka blatni v Tatrach // Ceska Mykologie. 1956. Т. 10. С. 159–161.


Fruitbody general view
Details of surfae structures under lens
Fruitbody general view
Fruitbody general view (another collection in 2007, near the same place)

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Used references: Hansen L. et al. Nordic Macromycetes. Vol 2. Polyporales, Boletales, Agaricales, Russulales. 1992.

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Russian red list
By: Nina Filippova (courlee)
2014-02-16 06:31:30 PST (-0800)

Thanks Irene,

it is useful information for me.

Yes, Russia has a national book (last issue in 2008), which includes following fungi: (and almost every administrative region also has their lists (80 from 83).

Sarcosoma globosum (Schmidel) Rehm (2)
Tuber aestivum Vittad.(2)

Amanita strobiliformis (Paulet ex Vittad.) Bertill. (3)
Amanita vittadini (Moretti) Sacc. (3)
Amylolepiota lignicola (P. Karst.) Harmaja [as Lepiota lignicola P. Karst.] (3)
Boletopsis leucomelaena (Pers.) Fayod (3)
Boletus rhodoxanthus (Krombh.) Kallenb. (3)
Chroogomphus flavipes (Peck) O.K. Mill. (3)
Chroogomphus tomentosus (Murrill) O.K. Mill. (3)
Clathrus ruber P. Micheli ex Pers. (3)
Ganoderma lucidum (Curtis) P. Karst. (3)
Geastrum fornicatum (Huds.) Hook. (3)
Grifola frondosa (Dicks.) Gray (3)
Hericium alpestre Pers. (3)
Leucopaxillus lepistoides (Maire) Singer (3)
Phallus impudicus var. togatus (Kalchbr.) Costantin & L.M. Dufour [as Dictyophora duplicata (Bosc) E. Fischer] (3)
Phellinus quercinus Bondartsev et Ljub. (2)
Pleurotus djamor (Rumph. ex Fr.) Boedijn (3)
Polyporus umbellatus (Pers.) Fr. (3)
Porphyrellus porphyrosporus (Fr. & Hök) E.-J. Gilbert (3)
Rubinoboletus rubinus (W.G. Sm.) Pilat et Dermek (3)
Sparassis crispa (Wulfen) Fr. (3)
Strobilomyces strobilaceus (Scop.) Berk. [as S. floccopus (Vahl) P. Karst.] (3)
Tricholoma colossus (Fr.) Quél. (2)

The new issue of Red book of our region (Khanty-Mansiysk autonomous okrug – Ugra) was printed recently (December 2013) and includes following list of fungi:

Ascocoryne turficola (Boud.) Korf (3)
Geoglossum sphagnophilum Ehrenb. (4)
Ionomidotis irregularis (Schwein.) E.J. Durand (4)
Sarcosoma globosum (Schmidel) Casp. (3)
Verpa conica (O.F. Müll.) Sw. (3)

Amylocystis lapponica (Romell) Bondartsev et Singer ex Singer (3)
Antrodiella foliaceodentata (Nikol.) Gilb. et Ryvarden (3)
Armillaria ectypa (Fr.) Lamoure (2)
Arrhenia lobata (Pers.) Kühner et Lamoure ex Redhead (4)
Arrhenia peltigerina (Peck) Redhead, Lutzoni, Moncalvo et Vilgalys (3)
Baeospora myriadophylla (Peck) Singer (4)
Boletopsis grisea (Peck) Bondartsev et Singer (3)
Chroogomphus flavipes (Peck) O.K. Mill. (3)
Chrysomphalina chrysophylla (Fr.) Clémençon (3)
Clavariadelphus pistillaris (L.) Donk (3)
Clavariadelphus truncatus (Quél.) Donk (3)
Cortinarius violaceus (L.) Gray (3)
Entoloma fuscomarginatum P.D. Orton (4)
Erastia salmonicolor (Berk. et M.A. Curtis) Niemelä et Kinnunen (3)
Fomitopsis officinalis (Vill.) Bondartzev et Singer (2)
Ganoderma lucidum (Curtis) P. Karst. (3)
Gomphus сlavatus (Pers.) Gray (3)
Gyroporus сyanescens (Bull.) Quél. (3)
Haploporus odorus (Sommerf.) Bondartsev et Singer (3)
Hericium cirrhatum (Pers.) Nikol. (3)
Hericium erinaceus (Bull.) Pers. (3)
Lentinus pilososquamulosus lj.N. Vassiljeva (3)
Limacella illinita var. rubescens H.V. Sm. (3)
Omphalina discorosea (Pilát) Herink et Kotl. (3)
Onnia tomentosa (Fr.) P. Karst. (3)
Perenniporia subacida (Peck) Donk (3)
Pluteus fenzlii (Schulzer) Corriol et P.-A. Moreau (3)
Ramaria fennica (P. Karst.) Ricken (3)
Ramaria rubella (Schaeff.) R.H. Petersen (3)
Rigidoporus crocatus (Pat.) Ryvarden (3)
Royoporus pseudobetulinus (Murashk. ex Pilát) A.B. De (3)
Sarcodontia spumea (Sowerby) Spirin [= Spongipellis spumeus (Sowerby) Pat.](3)
Sparassis crispa (Wulfen) Fr. (3)

Categories could be translated probably like this:
0 Exctinct
1 Critically endangered
2 Endangered
3 Rare
4 Data deficient
5 Situation improved

Now I see what you mean
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2014-02-15 00:56:08 PST (-0800)

It was on the norwegian red list 1998, listed as “rare”. But the list has been revised several times since then. Boggy woods haven’t been favourite spots for mycologists, I guess.

Here are some national red lists represented, among them Norway, Sweden and Finland.

Does Russia have a national red list, or do you only have regional lists there?

No, not on the red list now
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2014-02-14 02:11:57 PST (-0800)

neither in Norway nor Sweden where I think its habitat is rather common. I don’t know its status in other countries.

If you have seen the status “LC” in some lists, it means: not threatened.

protected in Red book of Norway?
By: Nina Filippova (courlee)
2014-02-13 08:09:43 PST (-0800)

Thanks Irene,

exactly, search by Gyroflexus brevibasidiatus in GBIF also shows 39 occurrences in Norway, Sweden and Finland. Found its nice picture in Omphalina newsletter here as well: http://nlmushrooms.ca/omphaline/O-I-4.pdf (collection from Newfoundland) and much more pictures on Flickr when searched by Omphalina, Gyroflexus..

Do you know if the species is protected in Red book of Norway® (data base of ECCF says so)?

I will add micro-morphological description here some later.

Haven’t seen it myself
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2014-02-13 07:06:14 PST (-0800)

but we have 17 observations from northern Sweden, by the name Gyroflexus brevibasidiatus + 10 collections of Omphalina brevibasidiata from half a dozen other swedish locations

I also found 5 collections of Gyroflexus brevibasidiatus from different norwegian locations in norwegian herbaria. One is depicted here:

Older reports have also been named Gerronema brevibasidiatum

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