Observation 810: Verpa conica group

When: 2004-02-28

Collection location: Berkeley, Alameda Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Darvin DeShazer (darv)

No specimen available

Found at UC Berkeley while attending the regional Science Bowl playoffs. It appeared to be Verpa bohemica until the asci were examined under the microscope.


Proposed Names

7% (2)
Recognized by sight
7% (2)
Recognized by sight: wrinkled cap Verpa; unnamed species found w/oak.
Based on microscopic features: 8 spores per ascus (ture bohemica has 2 giant spores/ascus).
65% (2)
Recognized by sight

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one of those.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-02-20 16:39:13 CST (-0500)

DNA is the final puzzle piece to show relatedness.

Macro = bohemica
Micro = conica (or many other ascos w/8 spores/ascus)
DNA = ?