Observation 105465: Gymnopilus P. Karst.

When: 2012-08-15

Collection location: Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Karen (oldmanofthewoods)

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight
30% (2)
Recognized by sight

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By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2012-08-16 00:54:45 CDT (-0400)

Just pulled Hesler off the shelf and looked at it. Changed my vote.

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-08-16 00:49:33 CDT (-0400)

North American Species of Gymnopilus.

“Habit, Habitat and Distribution – On wood of conifers and hardwood, and on sawdust, scattered over the United States, and Europe, throughout most of the year.”

I guess it all depends on
By: Rocky Houghtby
2012-08-16 00:48:36 CDT (-0400)

Whose account means more to you. This is something that is starting to bother me about taxonomy in general. Smith, Hesler and Murril all describe G. sapineus on both hardwood and conifer. However, Mushroomexpert.com and Wikipedia both state plainly that it is only found on conifer. I am sure there is a reason for this, I just don’t see it ATM.

Kuo references the following in his description-

(Fries, 1821) Maire, 1933. (Saccardo, 1887; Hesler, 1969; Smith, Smith & Weber, 1979; Arora, 1986; Phillips, 1991/2005; Lincoff, 1992; Barron, 1999; Guzmán-Dávalos et al., 2003; McNeil, 2006; Miller & Miller, 2006.) Herb. Kuo 05099503, 11050401.

At least three of the works cited describe G. Sapineus on hardwood as well as conifer.

I’m sure this conversation has been had before, but alas I was not party to it. If anyone feels like explaining this discrepancy to me , I would be grateful.

That’s not
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2012-08-16 00:46:27 CDT (-0400)

what my references say.

doesn’t need to be…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-08-16 00:11:12 CDT (-0400)
Doesn’t look like
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2012-08-16 00:00:31 CDT (-0400)

conifer substrate or habitat.

By: Rocky Houghtby
2012-08-15 23:47:08 CDT (-0400)

Why do you disagree with sapineus?

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