Observation 277572: Verpa bohemica group

Found under Aspen in a very boggy area on May 20, 2017. I have never before seen an apricot colored Verpa. The size was quite small compared to normal Verpa bohemica – same height as typical Verpa conica but much fatter.

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64% (3)
Recognized by sight
Based on microscopic features: Typical 2-spored asci with typically huge spores ((43.8) 49.7-59.1(71.7)x(18.3)18.9-21.1(22.5)
58% (4)
Based on chemical features: I sequenced several Verpa bohemica collection from British Columbia, collected under Aspen and the ITS sequence was just 4 base pairs away from European V. bohemica sequences. All of my sequences from various collections were identical. If this taxon is any different, it’s extremely close. The microscopy matched your collection as well. See http://mushroomobserver.org/277119

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color, sequencing
By: Joseph D. Cohen (Joe Cohen)
2017-05-31 20:24:41 EDT (-0400)

1. FWIW, I saw this collection live and was struck by its color. Of course, that doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily different from V. bohemica.
2. We are trying to have this collection sequenced.
3. UNITE has a reference sequence for V. bohemica. https://unite.ut.ee/.... How do I compare the reference sequence directly to Alan’s sequence (and, eventually, to whatever results we get for this Observation)?
4. Alan: Is there any reason you prefer different names for this Observation vs observation 277119?

unusual coloration
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-05-30 11:11:53 EDT (-0400)

plus no DNA done on THIS example.

let’s allow a little wiggle room on this ID.

DNA IDs are reasonable for the sample examined, but can’t be broadly applied.

we all stand on our own merits, even the mushrooms.

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