Observation 45344: Cortinarius persplendidus Gasp.

When: 2010-05-13

Collection location: Kaipara harbour, Auckland, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: Michael W (Michael Wallace)

No specimen available



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By: Karl Soop (karlsoop)
2011-07-12 19:32:32 BST (+0100)

Irene, your conjecture about Leprocybe is very near the mark and your intuition is remarkable! In fact genetic analysis has demonstrated that the Splendidi clade is sister to Cortinarius sect. Leprocybe Mos. where we have C. cotoneus as the type in Europe, and not closely related with Dermocybe. It seems Splendidi has developed in parallel and become endemic to the South Pacific, just as Leprocybe in the North, from a common origin some time before the Pangæa split-up.

By: Karl Soop (karlsoop)
2010-12-31 12:40:59 GMT (+0000)

Just for the record, now it is Cortinarius persplendidus Gasp. Very nice pictures, clearly showing the sooty brownish-black veil.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-05-13 22:41:42 BST (+0100)

this really had splendid colours! Except for the gill colour, it reminds a lot of a couple of species we have in the Leprocybe section (the fluorescent ones).

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