When: 2006-06-10

Collection location: Cheakeye River, British Columbia, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Daryl Thompson (woobs)

No specimen available


[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:57:18 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Cheakeye River, BC, Canada’ to ‘Cheakeye River, British Columbia, Canada’


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Spore size?
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-07-10 22:29:59 CST (+0800)

The paper also lists Spathularia velutipes..

According to Scot Redhead’s paper “Macrofungi of British Columbia: Requirements for Inventory”,
By: Daryl Thompson (woobs)
2009-07-10 11:06:37 CST (+0800)

published in 1997, http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/Wp/WP28.PDF ,Spathularia rufa has not been found in BC, but Spathularia flavida has. Could be a first S. rufa, but at this juncture, pale or not I’ll have to stick to S. flavida.

Don’t really know
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-07-08 20:10:18 CST (+0800)

how broad the concept of Spathularia flavida should be, even Spathularia rufa is by some considered a subspecies of flavida.

I only have access to descriptions of the two species known in Scandinavia: rufa and flavida. Spores and asci are slightly larger in flavida, but in particular, the spores are broader, 2-3.5 microns (1.5-2 in rufa).

I don’t know what other varieties or species there are in USA or Mexico, but I agree with Gerhard that this is not yellow enough to pass as flavida (the stem is darker, but the rest is probably too pale for rufa too). I don’t agree with obs 10744 either..

Examples of what I’d call typical flavida, with yellow “head”, stem paler yellow to white:

Take a look at 10744
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-07-08 18:27:40 CST (+0800)

Take a look at obs. 10744. Here I got an id of Spathularia flavida, mostly from the spores that were long and thin. These were fairly light toned really.

What are the distinguishing features that might separate S. flavida from S. rufa?

Me thinks it’s too pale for Spathularia flavida
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-07-07 18:09:03 CST (+0800)