WPMC General Purpose Description Form WPMC General Purpose Description Form Collection number* The samples numbers are in the form WPMCYYMMDD-x-y Where: YY=Year, MM=Month, DD=Day, x=kit number, y=sample number For example if it is Friday 18th October 2013 and you have kit 2 the first specimen of the day would be WPMC131018-2-1Genus/species* Collected by* The name(s) of the person(s) who collected the sample.Date* MM slash DD slash YYYY EcologyDominant trees and shrubs Common or Latin names are accepted.For example Oak and Wild Cherry or Quercus rubraGrowth habit* single scattered caespitose grouped caespitose = growing in dense tuftsAge of specimens* immature mature old mixed Habitat* Deciduous Woodlands Conifer woods Mixed woods Grassland Substrate (choose one):* On duff: pine cone On duff: leaves On duff: needles On duff: twigs On soil: mineral On soil: humus On wood: conifer On wood: hardwood On mushroom Tree Species: Can be Latin or common nameLocationWalk number If there are multiple walks, for example at the Lincoff foray enter the number here. Address Street Address City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Region* Park name, nearest town, etcLocation description Park, garden, virgin forest, playground etcGPS CoordinatesIf you have the GPS Coordinates please enter them. If not we will be able to determine close values from the address.LatitudePlease enter a number from -90 to 90.In “degrees.decimal degrees” formatLongitudePlease enter a number from -180 to 180.In “degrees.decimal degrees” formatElevationIn metersGPS source Cell phone, GPS tracker, GPS hand held unit, looked up on a website etc.General Purpose Description Form Annotated by* Names(s) of person(s) annotating the specimens, may be different form the collectors.FTA card NumberFTA card positionGeneral characteristics (write range of dimensions in mm for multiple specimens)Color of spore print Height of entire specimen Length of stem Width of cap Height of cap at center Width of stem at apex Widest width of stem Odor mild strong fragrant farinaceous not distinct sweet anise beany pungent pleasant unpleasant musty earthy citrus Farinaceous = mealy or cucumbers or watermelon rind Other smells include Foetid-Russula odor, Fishy (Shrimp), anise, spermatic (very natural, earthy or intense), Phenolic, almond, apricots, bleach, swamp gas or coal tar, green corn, garlic and foul.Over 70 different smells have been listed as key indicators.Taste mild strong sweet bitter hot acrid pleasant unpleasant peppery not distinct (don’t swallow)Identifying featuresOr why you think this specimen is this species? In particular note down aspects of the specimen that cannot be seen in photographs. Example features include coloration, stem and cap characteristics, bruising, fine hairs, chemical reactions etc. If the specimen is similar to a number of species write down the features that differentiate it. LatexYesNoLatex color HygrophanousYesNowatery appearance when wet; changes color when losing moistureIdentifying featuresPictures and sketchesTake a pictures or scan in sketch of the mushroom. Please email them to [email protected] and include the collection number. If you have a lot of images please use http://wetransfer.com/.