MDCP Record for 04200406

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Collection Date: April 20, 2004

County or City: Toronto
State or Province: ON
Country: Canada

Collector's Notes: Location:

  • Flowerbed of private residence in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • 5km north of Lake Ontario in tributary branch of Humber River, elevation 513�
  • A small mushroom cap approximately 1/4�x1/2� was found in debris being raked from a flowerbed. The fragment was noticed early on when the debris was piled near the edge of the bed. Attempts to find more mushrooms failed.
  • Flowerbed extends to the perimeter of the property approximately 35� x 75� with a patch of lawn in the middle.
  • Three large live trees described as (Siberian Elms) boarder the property, one stump remains from a fourth tree that was cut down last Nov. 2003.
  • The debris in which the Morel was found came from an area just 10-15 feet from the base of the stump. *Note; sample was not found in situ.
  • The grass area of the yard was subject to mechanical aeration in the spring of 2003. The flowerbeds received only surface raking at the start of the season.
  • Ground temperature was sampled at regular intervals in a grid pattern of approximately 10� x 10� with a digital probe to a depth of 4 inches accurate +/- .2 degrees Celsius.
  • Temperatures ranged from a high of 10.5 degrees C to a low of 7.3 degrees C in the flowerbeds.
  • Atmospheric temperatures have varied in the past 7 days from highs of 25 degrees C to lows of �3 C.
Other Environmental Factors:
  • Dandelions were in bloom, Tulips and Columbine in leaf only.
  • Ostrich fern heads showed only slight green on fiddleheads.
  • Elm and Maple trees were just breaking bud.
  • Rainfall was moderate to heavy 4 out of 7 days in the past week.
  • Pollen count for Poplar (Aspen) moderate to high in the past week.
  • Water temperature of nearby creek 10.6 degrees C.
  • Sandy loam lacking in organic matter to unknown depth.
  • No stratification observed, �L� layer non-existent due to regular maintenance.
  • Litmus test indicated neutral.

Note, 2012: Collection not sequenced; not cited in Kuo et al., 2012.

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