Species List: 2012 NAMA Annual Foray, Scotts Valley, California, USA (321)
When: 2012-12-14
Observations: 7

Notes: Voucher Report for the 2012 North American Mycological Association Foray

Scotts Valley, California
December 12 – 16, 2012

The NAMA Larry Stickney Memorial Foray was held at Mission Springs Conference Center, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz County, California, and hosted by NAMA. Dr. Else C. Vellinga served as Chief Mycologist. Previous NAMA forays in California were 1978 at Gualala, Mendocino County, and 1998 at Asilomar, Monterey County. The 2012 collecting areas included Big Basin Redwoods State Park, The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Quail Hollow Ranch County Park, Wilder Ranch State Park, and the campus of the University of California Santa Cruz. The grounds of the Mission Springs Conference Center also provided good collecting.

Many thanks go to Adele Mehta, recorder, and the NAMA-sponsored voucher assistants: Thea L. Chesney, Melina V. Kozanitas, and Jen Tobener (University of California, Berkeley), and Brian Manske (University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse). Also much thanks to the hard work of foray hosts Noah Siegel and Christian Schwarz, and all of the volunteers who gave of their time. We thank the board and trustees of NAMA for their continued support of the voucher program. NAMA specimens are accessioned into the permanent herbarium collection at the Field Museum of Natural History. Some specimens are in the care of other institutions.

This species list has 351 taxa (genus, species, varieties), comprising 22 ascomycetes (1 lichen), 327 basidiomycetes, 1 rare zygomycete, and 1 myxomycete. The most diverse genera were Cortinarius (21), Russula (17), Amanita (15), and Mycena (14). Identifications were made by 30 persons including Christian F. Schwarz, Else C. Vellinga, Nhu Nguyen, Joshua M. Birkebak, Michael W. Beug, Darvin DeShaver, Thea L. Chesney, Erin Page Blanchard, Melina V. Kozanitas, Tuula Niskanen, Thomas J. Volk, Noah Siegel, Renée Lebeuf, Debbie L. Viess, Patrick R. Leacock, Douglas A. Smith, Steve A. Trudell, Richard W. Kerrigan, and 12 others. There are 377 voucher collections preserved from the foray. Additional lichens were collected and will be listed in a future report. Taxa with more than one voucher specimen are indicated (2). Four listed records do not have specimens (*). Sixteen Cortinarius collections were split with Tuula Niskanen, Helsinki, Finland {H}.

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

In addition to the above, I would like to thank Shellie Moubray, Britney Wharton, Tim Sage, Willow Nero, and Joseph Cohen for assistance in uploading the NAMA Voucher Photos and associated records to this site. I would also like to personally thank Nathan Wilson, Jason Hollinger, Raymond Suelzer, and Joseph Cohen for their continued dedication to refining the operation of Mushroom Observer. respectfully, Martin Livezey


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