Observation 103309: Geastrum Pers.

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Recognized by sight
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Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified, p. 705, unde Astraeus hygrometricus

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By: Eduardo A. Esquivel Rios (Eduardo27)
2012-07-30 15:23:50 PDT (-0700)

Si, conozco el libro de la Dra. Piepenbring, la pagina web del STRI sobre los hongos de Panama incluye las especies descritas en este libro, y otras descritas mas recientemente, sin embargo, me parece que hay muchas mas especies no descritas en Panama, ademas,hay que considerar a veces no es posible identificar una especie simplemente porque es una nueva especie.

Thanks for the data, Danny.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-07-30 14:07:48 PDT (-0700)

I use what I have on hand. A lot of better reference books are too expensive for my limited resources. That’s why I put a lower confidence rating on G. umbilicatum, although references on-line suggest that many fungi found in Florida and Texas are also sometimes found in Mexico and further south.

In a perfect world, I’d have access to many herbaria and libraries. But it is what it is. I respect your expertise in SA and Central American fungi. Do you have a suggestion for this?

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-07-30 12:43:02 PDT (-0700)

I know it’s a great book, but it’s not a world supermonograph. Using it for the US is one thing, using it for Central America is another entirely. You would be hard pressed to find much crossover — at all — between the taxa listed in Arora and the fungi of Panama. Have you heard of this book?


If you’re interested in Panamanian fungi, this would be a much more appropriate text to consult.

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-07-30 09:37:41 PDT (-0700)
By: Eduardo A. Esquivel Rios (Eduardo27)
2012-07-30 07:38:50 PDT (-0700)

Sobre el suelo, con hojas en descomposicion.

Soil conditions.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-07-29 17:10:46 PDT (-0700)

Sand or waste places?

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