When: 2007-08-17

Collection location: Pipestem State Park, Summers Co., West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

Specimen available

This may be an unnamed, large, yellow-capped species of Xerula, collected locally on several other occasions.

Dried material was sent to Duke University, to undergo DNA testing in the Vilgalys lab.

That stipe goes on, and on, and on. So much so, that I couldn’t fit it all in the photo!


Proposed Names

-61% (2)
Recognized by sight
57% (1)
Recognized by sight: Xerula was a placeholder name, but not wholly convinced this is H. sinapicolor, either.

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funny, Walt!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-08-05 10:20:39 MDT (-0600)

I know, I proposed that name yesterday and then backtracked and deleted it!
It just seems way too large for the sp. described by Peterson, and then the cap was smooth not wrinkled. I suppose that Peterson might know, or perhaps Jay.

It would be worth pursuing. It was definitely best of show at PipeStem, where I seem to remember the “Curse of NAMA” aka local drought, was in full play!