Observation 166049: Peziza Dill. ex Fr.

When: 2014-05-27

Collection location: Beaver Creek State Forest, East Liverpool, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)

No specimen available

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Apologies for my “garbage” comment
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2014-06-01 22:08:55 PDT (-0700)

I agree with you that there are many users and uses of Mushroom Observer. For our part, Oluna and I have been using MO as a documentation to Oluna’s collections. We found MO ideal for posting all the photos, microphotos and Oluna’s drawings that go with the collections. Our collections are being deposited in the UBC herbarium and their database has MO # as one field. I would say that over 20% of our collections are supported by the MO observation. I am afraid that one day MO will collapse under less relevant postings and I have been calling for starting a new version of MO, i.e., “Mushroom Observer Plus” that would post only those observations supported by the herbarium specimens. If you are lucky, the recent herbarium databases (such as one used in the UBC – University of British Columbia) allow for posting only one picture to go with a particular specimen. That may be fine for vascular plants, but it does not work for fungi. MO observations and links to them in the herbarium database is the best way to go. At this moment, only less than 20% of MO observations would be supported by the herbarium specimens. The rest is not so useful, if I should put it mildly. Adolf

Not sure
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-05-31 07:40:41 PDT (-0700)

But I think the front fruiting was curled at the base and emerging from the wood.

I’m wondering if this might be an Otidea.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-05-30 18:17:41 PDT (-0700)

Several species grow from rotting wood, and odd fruiting habit. Have you ever seen a Peziza growing from a Peziza before, Walt?

This is
By: Rocky Houghtby
2014-05-29 15:50:32 PDT (-0700)

A very pretty picture, btw.

Thanks Adolph
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-05-29 08:54:04 PDT (-0700)

Garbage is a strong word and I get your point. But there are other perspectives other than collection documentations. Some just enjoy pretty pictures. Others want to see the where and when of distinctive species. Others want to check out photography techniques. I am sure MO has other uses as well.
Hope you and Oluna have a great time in Newfoundland.

By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2014-05-29 03:33:46 PDT (-0700)

Observations without supporting herbarium specimens are useless and practically Dead On Arrival. With less than 20% MO observations supported by a herbarium specimens, over 80% of MO observations are garbage. This observation nicely illustrates my point! Adolf

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-05-28 23:13:14 PDT (-0700)

for a Peziza to be fruiting inside another Peziza.

Created: 2014-05-27 18:59:43 PDT (-0700)
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