Observation 145824: Leccinum variicolor Watling

When: 2013-09-18

Collection location: Port Dover, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Eva Skific (Evica)

No specimen available

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Used references: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)

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thanks for
By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2013-09-27 10:35:53 PDT (-0700)

the explanation

Hi Eva,
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-09-27 09:55:16 PDT (-0700)

that’s what I am believing …. Leccinum oxydabile and Leccinum thalassinum are very old names that have been used during my childhood but have been abandoned in Europe in the Nineties I think. Some say they are forms some still put them in synonymy as I do. I only wanted to know if there is a real difference between the synonymized European species and the American which seems to have been re-erected.
I simply believe they all are just one species called L. variicolor. At least I am unable to find any difference in it.

Hi Gerhard
By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2013-09-24 02:33:11 PDT (-0700)

Description in the book, Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America, by Roger Phillips, match exactly

I looked on the net and some say it’s just a synonym for L. variicolor

Do you mean
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-09-20 01:50:52 PDT (-0700)

L. oxydabile ss. Singer 1938a?

The other interpretations of this taxon seem to be L. variicolor. I am not sure if L. oxydabile is a good species at all. Opinions diverge very strongly.

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