When: 2008-07-16

Collection location: Boone, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available


Proposed Names

9% (4)
Recognized by sight: spelling correction.
57% (1)
Recognized by sight: several macromorphologically identical Cyptotrama chrysopeplas have been determined from eastern NA.

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Also spelling error…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-07-31 19:43:27 EDT (-0400)

Looking on the net it looks like the spelling is really: Cyptotrama asprata. You’ve got an extra ‘e’ in there, unless everyone else has this spelled wrong…

When in doubt, hit the ’Net!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-07-31 18:04:01 EDT (-0400)

Here’s a nice undercover gill shot by Greg Mueller of the Field Museum. My specimen wasn’t quite so adorable and fuzzy; it had been raining buckets. Still, a big surprise and a new genus for me.


Sorry to have personally disappointed you, Doug. We’ll try harder, next time!

white gills
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2008-07-31 11:54:25 EDT (-0400)

white gills

Where’s the shot of the underside
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-07-30 20:10:55 EDT (-0400)

Com’on you’re killin’ me here… Do these have gills, pores? These are cute, but need more details…