Observation 145822: Armillaria solidipes Peck
When: 2013-09-18
(47.6388° 8.8229° 600m)
No herbarium specimen

Notes: In commercial mixed forest. Not obviously growing out of a log.

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
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Used references: Wikipedia – based on scaly brown cap (not smooth and yellow)

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Older or newer name?
By: Campbell Kelly (ckelly)
2013-09-19 13:14:37 PDT (-0700)

Quote from Wikipedia: “Armillaria solidipes (formerly Armillaria ostoyae)”
URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armillaria_solidipes
That quote makes it seem as though the ‘ostoyae’ is an obsolete name. But formal names for fungi seem to change as swiftly as the things themselves.

Ok, thanks.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-09-19 10:32:01 PDT (-0700)

I see. It is always sad to change a well-known species or genus name. That causes confusion. But I am not to interfere. Well, be it.

By: Michael Wood (mykoweb)
2013-09-19 10:06:32 PDT (-0700)

Burdsall Jr., H.H. & Volk, T.J. (2008). Armillaria solidipes, an older name for the fungus called Armillaria ostoyae. North American Fungi 3(7): 261-267.

So A. ostoyae/obscura
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-09-19 10:00:47 PDT (-0700)

has been put in synonymy with the American A. solidipes?
I think it would have been better to conserve the European name for that. I cannot believe they are the same. Please could you post the link of the article they did?

Created: 2013-09-18 10:00:02 PDT (-0700)
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