When: 2008-11-20

Collection location: Jedediah Smith State Park, Del Norte Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

These had caps up to 7.0 cm across.
The spores were ~ 8.0 X 5.5 microns, elliptical and somewhat rough.
They were growing primarily with Sitka spruce.
Id is certainly open to adjustment.


Proposed Names

29% (1)
Used references: Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest by Steve Trudell & J. Ammirati
57% (1)
Used references: Mycotaxon Vol 123 pp375-402

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Before making the change in this Observation,
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2013-08-16 16:48:54 PDT (-0700)

I did check with Dimitar to make sure I was on the right track.
He indicated that these were quite possibly the newly named species.

I wasn’t able to copy and paste what I have but I’m sure the paper will soon be available.

Basically, Dimitar says that this is one of the more common Telamonias on the Pacific Coast from Salt Point north.
In several cases, it has been identified as Cortinarius brunneus. The collection of the “C. brunneus” featured in the Trudell & Ammirati book apparently matches(in GenBank) what is now been called C. athabascus.
I’m not completely sure whether C. brunneus is now considered a strictly European taxon.

brave man…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-08-16 09:15:29 PDT (-0700)

attempting a Telemonia ID! What were the other possibilities?

Could you please excerpt the species description for this new sp. so that we are all playing on the same field?