Cortinarius kranabetteri

Cortinarius kranabetteri Niskanen, Liimat., Harrower, Ammirati & Dima (2021)

Discussion

Cortinarius kranabetteri was named in honor of Marty Kranabetter, fungal ecologist of British Columbia, Canada. It is known from only two collections from Northern BC and Alberta, CA where it is was found in mature conifer or mixed forests with Populus.

A full description may be found in the recent Anomali type paper. Key diagnostic features noted are:

  • Cap 30-50 mm diameter, pale yellowish-grey to pale brownish-grey
  • Veil pale ochraceous
  • Blue tones on gill and stipe apex are not persistant
  • Relatively small spores (av. 7 x 6 µm)

Photograph:

Cortinarius kranabetteri type collection. Credit: Jodie Friesen.

Phylogeny

Holotype TN11-287. GenBank: MZ580449.

Cortinarius kranabetteri is in Section Anomali, /aldipides clade (along with 3 described and one undescribed North American species: C. albidipesC. perrotensis and C. tetonensis, C.sp 5 (Ref: Dima et al, 2021)

>MZ580449.1 Cortinarius kranabetteri voucher H:T. Niskanen 11-287 GTTTCCGTAGGTGAACCTGCGGAAGGATCATTATTGAAATAAACCTGATGGGTTGCTGCTGGTTCTTTAA TGAACATGTGCACACTCGTCATCTTTATATCTCCACCTGTGCACCTTTTGTAGACCTGGAYAAGTTTCTT AATGCTAGCATTAAGGTTTTGGGATTGATTTTGTCTCTCCTTATATTTCCGGGTCTATGTTTATTCATAT ACTCTAATGTATGTTATAGAATGTAATAAGTGGGCCTTTGTGCCTATAACACTATACAACTTTCAGCAAC GGATCTCTTGGCTCTCGCATCGATGAAGAACGCAGCGAAATGCGATAAGTAATGTGAATTGCAGAATTCA GTGAATCATCGAATCTTTGAACGCACCTTGCGCTCCTTGGTATTCCGAGGAGCATGCCTGTTTGAGTGTC ATTAATATATCAACCTCCTCAGCTTTTGCTTGTTGAGTGTTGGATGTGGGGGCCTTTTTGCTGGTCTTTT CAAAAGGTCAGCTCCCCTAAAATATATTAGCGGAACAATTTGTTGACCGTTCATTGGTGTGATAATTATC TACGCTATTRACGTGAGGCAGTTCAGCTTCTAACAGTCCATTGACTTGGACAAATTATCATTAATGTGAC CTCAAATCAGGTAGGACTACCCGCTGAACTTAAGCATATCAATAA

References

Dima, B., Liimatainen, K., Niskanen, T. et al. Type studies and fourteen new North American species of Cortinarius section Anomali reveal high continental species diversity. Mycol Progress 20, 1399–1439 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11557-021-01738-0

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