What it takes to find a new mushroom species and how amateurs can help
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How did we go from one species of honey cap, Armillaria mellea, to 9 or more species in North America? How many kinds of chicken mushroom, Laetiporus, are in the country? Do we really have a dozen species of chanterelles in the Midwest? (Yes and you can eat them). Daniel Lindner will tell us how mating studies, morphological comparisons, and DNA analysis reveal to us the new or cryptic species found in the woods or on your dinner plate. Amateurs can contribute to this exciting process of discovery.