Mushrooms and their Spores with Else Vellinga
Spores are the offspring of the mushroom! We’ll look at how they get into the world, what adaptations they might have or not to be successful, and also whether fruitbody size and shape make any difference.
Else Vellinga is a mycologist who is interested in naming and classifying mushroom species in California and beyond, especially Parasol mushrooms. She has described 20 species as new for California, and is an associate researcher at the UC Herbarium in Berkeley. Her main goal is to contribute to the conservation of mushroom species, and for that reason she has proposed several species for the IUCN global database of endangered species. She tries to keep current with the mushroom literature. Else is also an avid knitter and likes to use mushroom dyed yarn for her creations.
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