When: 2002-07-05

Collection location: Anchorage, Alaska, USA [Click for map]

Who: Nathan Wilson (nathan)

Specimen available

I found this interesting specimen in a lawn of a house I stayed at in Anchorage. I think it’s a Calocybe because of the crowded white gills and the brightly color cap. Also it reminded me very strongly of collections I’ve made of Calocybe carnea only it was purple. It was also similar to the collection from southern California I identified as Calocybe onychina, but this specimen didn’t have the yellow-ochre gills of C. onychina.


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Thanks Irene!
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2011-02-15 02:56:56 CST (+0800)

I love getting updates out of the blue like this for collections I made long ago. I did a bit of search around and reading. As far as I could find it sounds like there’s still debate about whether Rugosomyces should really be separate from Calocybe, but I didn’t find anything addressing relatedness to C. gambosa.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2011-02-13 12:57:42 CST (+0800)

Thank you for the explanation. That makes sense.

Yes, Erin
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-02-13 00:27:47 CST (+0800)

for the time being. But they aren’t close relatives to Calocybe gambosa, which is proposed to be the type species of Calocybe..

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2011-02-13 00:12:28 CST (+0800)

Isn’t Calocybe ionides the preferred synonym for Rugosomyces ionides?