When: 2009-12-05

Collection location: Sebastopol, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Darvin DeShazer (darv)

No specimen available

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52% (2)
Recognized by sight: fruiting in a lawn under birch & pine
29% (1)
Recognized by sight: fruiting in a lawn under birch & pine

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Could be one or another..
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2011-05-15 12:03:14 EDT (-0400)

Of course there is the chance that this is a European species from under birch, as we have seen some Leccinum that travel well with birch. I know of one European Cort on the UC Berkeley campus that has travelled with a planted white pine too. But in all cases settling at Cortinarius sp. is the prudent thing in this case as we do not know enough to even throw a decent conjecture.

Darvin, I’d be interested if you reveal that secret spot to me next fall.

No live oak in the area.
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2011-05-15 11:44:21 EDT (-0400)

These were fruiting in a cemetery under the drip line of Birch. There was one Monterey Pine that the wind blew down and is now a stump. I guess they won’t be returning this winter.

An indigenous Telamonia…
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2011-05-15 10:57:50 EDT (-0400)

This is an indigenous Telamonia in a group that I am familiar with and have sequenced extensively. It is not any of the European names, but I need a bit more info like the odor to know better. We have two of these under live oak and they are local Californian. We have a couple under conifers that are common throughout the PNW. These are either in the /vernus or /decipiens clades.

Tried to create name Cortinarius subg. Telamonia, but failed. Voting for Cortinarius sp. I have a couple of nom. provs. for these, but will spare you the pleasure until they are well defined.


There’s also
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-05-14 13:23:10 EDT (-0400)

this one, but different odor and habitat: