Observation 63137: Tubaria punicea (A.H. Sm. & Hesler) Ammirati, Matheny & P.-A. Moreau

When: 2011-02-05

Collection location: Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Darvin DeShazer (darv)

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2011-02-08 01:58:52 CST (-0500)

I know they are synonymous here, however not so on IF, and the authors of this article seem to analyze the phylogenetic groupings as distinct taxa… And based on the phylogenetic map provided, if T. punicea and T. vinicolor are lumped, then why not T. rufofulva? It is an Australian species that prefers Eucalyptus and Nothofagus, but it falls in between the other two species in the clade.
So I don’t know… They are reeeally close, but the authors must have considered these points when interpreting the data.


Same species on MO
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2011-02-07 02:20:44 CST (-0500)

Sounds like they are the same species. Not much different between them on a macro or micro level.

By: chloe (chloeheartsowls)
2011-02-06 18:30:51 CST (-0500)

Such a beautiful color!

T. vinicolor
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2011-02-06 17:52:07 CST (-0500)

Oluna and Adolf Ceska brought it to my attention last weekend that this collection may be T. vinicolor rather than T. punicea, due to substrate preference. In the case of all other observations of T. punicea, it is on Madrone (Arbutus menziesii), but in this case it is not, and the substrate we agreed is probably a Ceanothus.
There are few solid distinctions between T. punicea and _T. vinicolor, aside from substrate and phylogenetic mapping… The spore size is within the same range, but T. punicea has slightly larger basidia, and the cheilocystidia are more variable in size, though T. vinicolor cheilocystidia size is within this range. T. vinicolor also lacks pleurocystidia, but T. punicea has only scattered “pseudocysitidia” on the lamelle face.
Sooo… DNA work will be more conclusive.

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