When: 2019-11-29

Collection location: Little Skookum, Mason Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Steve (Lokness)

No specimen available

Pure snow white Hygrophoraceae looking fungi.
No smell!
MP #03916 (Hopeful sequence try)
Under large old big leaf maple in 125 year old mixed forest.


Cuphophyllus virginea - 50.jpg
Several in wax cap hot spot.

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C. borealis or C. virgineus
By: Steve (Lokness)
2020-05-05 06:22:17 NZST (+1200)

Thanks for comment and vote on this mushroom. I agree completely that the match with the Canadian mushroom is the closest match – I’m not convinced that that one is the real C. borealis? It is the only one in GenBank by that name – but there are another 7 going by the name of Camarophyllus borealis.

The Camarophyllus have at least several that match up together – while the single Cuphophyllus borealis matches closest to only European C. virgineus.

To make it more confusing; Bessette etal suggest C. borealis and C. vigineus are the same species. The DNA of this guy – although a bit messy – might suggest that is the case.

Thank you……..and maybe one more.
By: Steve (Lokness)
2019-12-01 08:36:29 NZDT (+1300)

The Chromosera that you sequenced for Debbie has a bad MO number in GenBank. The GenBank number is MH429982. These might be getting more peaks at coming up.

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2019-12-01 08:08:42 NZDT (+1300)

I contacted Rob Powers about KM403385, he has fixed similar errors in the past relatively quickly.

Making things worse…….KM403385
By: Steve (Lokness)
2019-12-01 04:59:06 NZDT (+1300)

………it Looks as if the one C. virgineus in GenBank from Michigan is misidentified. Blast reveals it to be a Parasola. Likely P. leuocephala.

It’s in the queue
By: Steve (Lokness)
2019-12-01 03:08:50 NZDT (+1300)

Thanks Alan.
It is sure on the list with dried tissue ready to go in. All just money thing at this point.


Probably undescribed
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2019-11-30 23:57:10 NZDT (+1300)

C. virgineus is European, eastern USA species are different, as are western species going under this name. Would be a good one to sequence.

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