When: 2009-04-11

Collection location: Hidden Villa, Los Altos Hills, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

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Verpa phylogeny
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2021-03-03 03:19:22 MST (-0700)

11 years later, I have a bit of insight into the phylogeny of Verpa:


Reminding of a hybridization
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-04-12 11:07:48 MDT (-0600)

Isn’t there a third species possible? The stipe reminds of V.conica, the hat of V. bohemica. We have some obscure species in Europe that appear as blending of both…such do this find look like.

the brain-like convolutions of the cap also remind me of bohemica…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-04-12 10:26:42 MDT (-0600)

and it would appear that Allen didn’t save it. If he did, the scope is definitely the way to end all argument; those two to an ascus, ginormous (up to 80 microns in length!!!) bohemica spores are amazing!

Might need verification
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-04-12 09:16:37 MDT (-0600)

Did you check the spores? These two species can look the same and I’ve been fooled by them! Check out Verpa conica from Berkeley, CA.