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Mike, while we know our SW version is molecularly different from F. pinicola and the others that occur in northern NA as a result of the study you cite there has been no formal description and therefore no name other than the provisional one. You can see the genesis of F. ponderosa on http://mushroomobserver.org/name/show_name/22897?q=4lCp BTW it didn't occur to me to provide a species list for the Slide and Locust for 2015 and 2016 but I will post them here soon. Chris's brown cup may well be Peziza violacea which I found at the Slide in 2015--it turns brown in age.
Can you point me in the direction of the Fomitopsis study? I looked for it, but could only find this one from 2013, which identifies the southwestern Fomitopsis as an "unidentified species"
I don't know if I can identify the brown ascomycete cup fungus I saw as narrowly as "Peziza sp."
I think it is in the family Pezizaceae though.
Sorry I didn't take a picture or specimen. There were a lot of morels nearby. I must do better in future and not be so greedy for edibles.
Mike, Did you keep any specimens? I don't believe the Gilbertson Herbarium has a specimen of Pholiota subangularis aka Crassisporium funariophilum. Re Fomitopsis pinicola our SW version has a provisional name of Fomitopsis ponderosa. A recent molecular study shows it to be a different taxon from the two other known species that occur in NA. Terri
Based on feedback from Chris May on his observations and help from Terri Clements and David Aurora on IDing a specimen I initially (and incorrectly) Id'd as Cortinarius, here is an updated list.
Fomitopsis sp. (formery known as F. pinicola, which is now considered strictly a Eurasian species)
I put together a list of the species I observed on the 4/23/2017 foray we had on the slide fire. Please let me know if you have any thoughts. If you were on the foray, let me know if there are other species you observed I should add onto here:
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