Growing in association with Quercus and Pinus in an open field.


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Specimens drying
By: Keith Bradley (linaceae)
2014-09-22 10:55:15 PDT (-0700)

Thanks Rod. I’ve got some specimens drying and will send them to you this week. I saved the specimen that I photographed. I went back today to look for more of it and didn’t find anything identical. I did collect several samples from two other, somewhat different looking things – these had a mostly smooth pileus. I’ve got them in the dehydrator too.

I appreciate the help,

Thanks for the note, Keith.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-09-19 14:30:50 PDT (-0700)

I agree with Herbert’s selection of a box to put this in. We now know that there are many rubescent taxa in eastern North America. I would say that this isn’t flavorubens and it isn’t rubescens var. alba. There would be four or more other possibilities; however, at the moment, I’d need a dried specimen to go further. Moreover, there’s a good chance I’d have to put the critter in a cue for DNA sequencing (which is how the diverse number of probably distinct taxa were found in the first place). We don’t have many samples from South Carolina, so, if you happen to dry a specimen of something that looks like this, I would be interested in seeing the material.

Very best,