Observation 169560: Gyromitra brunnea Underw.

When: 2014-05-11

Collection location: Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Willow Nero (wbnero)

No specimen available

Found during morel season in an area of a hardwood forest that didn’t have many morels up. Photos aren’t the best, but I’m just excited to add to my list and provide another example.



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I think the European…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2016-05-11 11:57:19 CDT (-0400)

version of a mushroom very similar to Discina/Gyromitra is called Gyromitra fastigiata. Index Fungorum says the correct current name is Discina fastigiata.

Thanks for the updates!
By: Willow Nero (wbnero)
2016-05-11 11:44:43 CDT (-0400)

Always a new name. I think I saw one of these in Germany a few weeks ago. Have to upload. :)

I wonder whether…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2016-05-07 23:31:08 CDT (-0400)

any additional studies since 2013 have provided support for placing this in Discina?

This is basically a personal preference. I’d rather depend upon a source like IF to keep me up to date on taxonomy. Basically, I don’t have enough time to seek out all the results of all the studies.

Yes, Dave, I know…
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2016-05-07 23:04:56 CDT (-0400)

…but the reference suggests Gyromitra is a more valid name at the generic level for this species.

According to Index Fungorum…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2016-05-07 22:23:10 CDT (-0400)

the current name for this is Discina brunnea.

Created: 2014-07-11 21:43:29 CDT (-0400)
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