Observation 298542: Hydnellum P. Karst.

Collection_#: OMS 300291
Collector: Eileen Belanger

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Sequence comment
By: Matt Gordon (Matt G)
2018-01-08 12:17:45 CST (-0500)

A Blast search shows this to be very close to 2 Hydnellum concrescens, When I compared MO 298542 to a group of 13 H. concrescens in GenBank, MO 298542 and the two similar sequences were too far outside the main group of 8 specimens to be the same species. There seems to be several species being identified as H. concrescens, so without the type sequence, it’s hard to say which is the true H. concrescens. Maybe a foray into the literature associated with the various H. concrescens sequences would give confidence in some determinations over others. After comparing MO 298542 with sequences from both Phellodon and Hydnellum, it is clear that this specimen is within the Hydnellum genus rather than a Phellodon.