Observation 58434: Favolus brasiliensis (Fr.) Fr.

When: 2010-07-30

Collection location: Las Casas de la Selva, Patillas, Puerto Rico, USA [Click for map]

Who: patty (patty)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

-77% (2)
Recognized by sight
Used references: RWG Dennis, Fungus Flora of Venezuela
26% (6)
Recognized by sight: current name
64% (4)
Recognized by sight: Native to tropical America. http://ppbio.inpa.gov.br/...

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2017-08-12 15:18:08 CDT (-0400)

It appears by your proposal you have 100% confidence in F. tenuiculus. A species with no type collection, from Africa. If you click on the name page for F. brasiliensis, you may recall our earlier discussion.

lol, gospel!
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-08-12 14:39:07 CDT (-0400)

I’m flattered!

With no specimen, no micro, no sequence, no Favolus monograph and few people on Earth — much less on MO — qualified to sort and name Neotropical “favoloid” fungi on the basis of photographs alone, this debate has a distinct “why bother?” aroma to it.

FWIW, I don’t have strong feelings about either name. Forgive me if I can’t remember what reference lead me to believe that F. tenuiculus was the current one way back in 2011 when I made the proposal. I should clearly be ashamed of myself!

Danny is pretty responsible with his votes
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2017-08-10 16:20:27 CDT (-0400)

Maybe ask him about it?

He answers emails and FB messages.

By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2017-08-10 15:07:39 CDT (-0400)

I proposed F. brasiliensis for this observation, over two years ago, and also had a discussion with Danny regarding my use of the name, at that time. Many old votes are not updated, causing certain observations to rank lower on the name page when they really should not. Some people are interpreting Danny’s votes as gospel and further convoluting observations and names on MO by voting in accordance with him.

Maybe Danny just didn’t see this yet
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2017-08-10 11:09:29 CDT (-0400)

Favolus tenuiculus is an ambiguous name from Africa, so a name from South America is much more likely to apply here.

Another part of the problem Myxomop
By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2017-08-10 01:04:46 CDT (-0400)

…after being presented with evidence you fail to change your vote; this effects the accuracy of MO as a whole; and brings down a particular observations ranking on the “name page” for no good reason.

thanks for the update!
By: patty (patty)
2011-06-23 20:59:43 CDT (-0400)

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