Galeropsis polytrichoides var. Zellar

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This species has a peculiar shape of its cap, or pileus (ellipsoid or conical with acute apex). The presence of long whitish fibrils at the margin of the cap, has cross-forked gills (anastomosing lamellae), and dark brown rather small (8.7–10 × 5.8–6.3 μm) spores with germ pore. This species has an uncommon combination of above ground fruitbodies with sequestrate fertile surfaces, and without apparent adaptations for mammal dispersal; it is likely that dispersal limitation is an important factor influencing this species’ distribution and population dynamics.

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Galeropsis polytrichoides
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Scattered to gregarious in bogs, seepage areas, moist meadows at higher elevations of the Sierra, near Mount Shasta and probably also near the American West Coast Range; fruiting from late spring to early summer; rare. It appears to need saturated meadows and mossy areas. Fruiting in spring and summer, from snowmelt moisture, known sites are from 1,500 m to 3,050 m.
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A. Rockefeller & Dr. J Slot