When: 2009-05-11

Collection location: Pend Oreille Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Parker (mycotrope)

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By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2012-04-28 00:24:55 CDT (-0500)

treat this as subgenus Cortinarius, section veniti (=section Leprocybe, Peintner et al. 2004). The group around C. cotoneus that fluoresce yellow under UV form a monophyletic group. C. parkeri is in that group, and floresces bright yellow throughout the basidiocarp with the exception of the veil.

By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2012-04-28 00:05:38 CDT (-0500)

All macroscopic characteristics do point towards the Leprocybe group, ochre-yellowish fruit bodies, strong fluorescence in UV light, collar often placed low on the stipe, the type species for sect. Leprocybe, C. cotoneus is genetically placed in a sister clade to subg. Cortinarius, species in the type subg. Cortinarius are generally with a dry granulose cap and are violet to dark blue in pigment.
Ref-Soop K., 2012: Cortinarioid fungi of New Zealand.

It’s hard for me to tell
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2012-04-27 23:50:41 CDT (-0500)

but is this a Leprocybe?

Thanks, Christian
By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2012-04-27 23:28:46 CDT (-0500)

I’ll likely find fresh ones in the next few weeks.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2012-04-27 15:55:56 CDT (-0500)

Very cool species.