Species List: 2010 NAMA Annual Foray, Winter Park, Colorado, USA (249)
When: 2010-08-15
Observations: 270

Notes: Voucher Report for the 2010 North American Mycological Association Foray

Winter Park, Colorado
August 12–15, 2010

The 2010 NAMA Foray, honoring its 50th Anniversary, was held at YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch, Winter Park, Colorado, and hosted by the Colorado Mycological Society. The 1983 NAMA foray was held at the same location. The 1997 Foray was at Copper Mountain, Colorado. Chief Mycologists were Cathy L. Cripps and Vera Evenson. Participants explored many sites around the region (less than half of the vouchers were from the organized bus trips), including Arapaho National Forest, and the extensive grounds of the YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch.

Many thanks go to Adele Mehta (recorder) and the NAMA sponsored graduate students Ed Barge (Montana State University), Vince Hustad (University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign), Todd Osmundson (University of California – Berkeley). Also much thanks to the hard work and help of the Colorado Mycological Society, and the other volunteers who gave of their time. Special thanks to Vera Evenson for end of foray drying and care of voucher specimens. We thank the board and trustees of NAMA for their continued support of the voucher program. The NAMA specimens are accessioned into the permanent herbarium collection at the Field Museum of Natural History. Some Agaricus specimens are in the care of Richard W. Kerrigan.

This species list has 244 taxa (genus, species, varieties) for Colorado, comprising 9 ascomycetes, 231 basidiomycetes, and 4 myxomycetes (2 unknown). There was an additional voucher specimen from Nebraska. The most diverse genera were Cortinarius (37), Inocybe (13), Lactarius (11), Amanita (10), Ramaria (8), and Russula (8). There are 271 voucher collections preserved from the foray. Identifications were made by 15 persons including Cathy L. Cripps, Michelle Seidl (Cortinarius), Vera Evenson, Thomas J. Volk, Michael W. Beug (Ramaria), Richard W. Kerrigan (Agaricus), Scott T. Bates (puffballs), Patrick R. Leacock, P. Brandon Matheny, Todd W. Osmundson, and Walter J. Sundberg.

Submitted by Patrick R. Leacock, NAMA Voucher Collection Project, pleacock@ fieldmuseum.org.



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