Observation 133201: Caloplaca ochracea (Schaer.) Flagey

When: 2013-04-26

Collection location: Planalto das Cezaredas, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available

Growing on rock.

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By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-05-08 18:36:55 EDT (-0400)

sorry you took it that way.

i appreciate your observations and love your photos…

i just think the site could be split up so that people interested in lichens can looks there and those interested in the fleshy fungi could look somewhere else…

that is all…

To Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
By: zaca
2013-05-08 18:32:23 EDT (-0400)

Though as you said you didn´t pretend… YOU WERE RUDE!

From you text I quote:
“we are reaching the height of mushroom season in some parts and things are just starting to get interesting…”

So, “we” means “you”. I thought that MO pretends to be a world wide website for fungi. I’m not North American and here in Portugal there are no mushroom at this time, though I also like them, in general. In respect, to mushroom versus lichens I only would like to call your attention to the first paragraph in the Introduction of this website, that I reproduce below, since maybe you never noticed it:

“Purpose: The purpose of this site is to record observations about mushrooms, help people identify mushrooms they aren’t familiar with, and expand the community around the scientific exploration of mushrooms (mycology). Some have asked what counts as a mushroom. This site takes a very broad view. While the emphasis is on the large fleshy fungi, other fungi such as lichens, rust and molds as well as fungus-like organisms such as slime-molds are all welcome. Ultimately, I hope this site will become a valuable resource for both amateur and professional mycologists. I like to think of it as a living field guide for mushrooms or a collaborative mushroom field journal.”

So, post your mushrooms, I hope you will find plenty of them, that I will post my lichens … for the time being, since I don´t pretend to be an obstacle for anyone.

I disagree
By: Byrain
2013-05-08 18:26:37 EDT (-0400)

I like how I can see both, maybe Jason can make it possible to hide either fungal or lichen observations. He will probably see this suggestion in this observation eventually, but you would get a faster response through the send a comment link at the top left of the page. :)

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-05-08 18:23:53 EDT (-0400)

not my point.

while it may be interesting to some…it isn’t to me.

i think the site would benefit a great deal from having both lichens and mushrooms separated…

as soon as conversation has started, it gets pushed to the background…

This Caloplaca
By: Byrain
2013-05-08 18:19:56 EDT (-0400)

is much more interesting then many mushrooms!

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-05-08 17:59:50 EDT (-0400)

i’m not trying to be rude, so please don’t take it that way…
however…we are reaching the height of mushroom season in some parts and things are just starting to get interesting…

all of these lichen observations kind of take away from that…

maybe there is a way to split up the site…so that the lichen observations are not taking away from other observations…

just a thought for the operators of this site…

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