Observation 132666: Auricularia Bull.

When: 2013-04-29

Collection location: East Lakeshore Trails, Greenback, Loudon Co., Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

35.7171° -84.2406° 259m

Who: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)

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On hardwood log

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Auricularia americana complex
By: Brian Looney (GibbiPicasso)
2013-04-30 15:52:05 CDT (-0400)

That is true. It is also said to have smaller basidiomes than the closely related A. auricula-judae (which is not a good distinguishing character). It depends on whether the burden of proof is showing that this species is different from A. americana or the same. I think that the burden of proof is to show that this is a different species as mating studies suggest that the coniferous and deciduous groups are able to interbreed. I also think that genetically they are probably distinct and this species should be separated, but since we don’t have these data, I would call it a part of the A. americana complex. I guess it is alright to call it Auricularia sp., but it just doesn’t seem as informative.

Auricularia americana…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-04-30 12:26:49 CDT (-0400)

is said to grow on conifer wood.

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