6/26/2007 – Name changed from Naucoria vinicolor.
Growing in moss on the base of Ceanothus.
More info: Mushrooms Demystified p. 404
DD599 (Save for Tom Bruns, UC Berkeley)

Matheny, P.B., E.C. Vellinga, N.L. Bougher, O. Ceska, P.-A. Moreau, M.A. Neves & J.F. Ammirati, 2007. Taxonomy of displaced species of Tubaria. Mycologia 99(4): 569-585.

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Recognized by sight: Not on Madrone. Found on Ceanothus.

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UC Berkeley Specimen of this collection:
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (
2018-02-11 02:20:53 CST (-0500)

Catalog #: UC1860211
Secondary Catalog #: MO2695
Taxon: Tubaria punicea (A.H. Sm. & Hesler) Ammirati, Matheny & P.-A. Moreau
Family: Inocybaceae
Determiner: Darvin DeShazer
Collector: Darvin DeShazer DD-599
Date: 2007-03-03
Verbatim Date:3-Mar-07

Locality: USA, California, Marin, Limantour Rd from Bay View Trailhead to Muddy Hollow/ Hostel Road – this is a guess from Davin’s label (TDB)
38.0529 -121.1461167
Verbatim Coordinates: Latitude 38 deg. 3.174 min., Longitude -122 deg. 51.233 min.
Elevation: 52 meters
Verbatim Elevation: 172 Ft.
Habitat: Young pine and dense coastal scrub – at base of Ceanothus

Destroy the name Tubaria vinicolor!
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (
2018-01-30 17:53:28 CST (-0500)

This is an extremely interesting observation! Oluna is one of the co-authors of the Brandon Matheny et al. paper. Actually, one of the most important ones, because she provided Brandon and Joe Ammirati with fresh material. We suspect that your collection is indeed Tubaria punicea and Ceanothus would be just a new host. We have the similar situation here on Vancouver Island. From Arbutus menziesii we have some collections of fungi that are growing on Ceanothus in California. Send some of your collection also to Brandon Matheny (TENN) and/or Joe Ammirati (WTU).
I am strongly against the voting system and ID by Consensus. The author of the MO observation name should be one who is solely responsible for the MO observatiorn name. Please, remove Tubaria vinicolor from this observation. It is for sure Tubaria punicea or something very close to it.