Observation 186438: Sparassis radicata Weir

Voucher Number: NAMA 2012-168 ; Sparassis crispa (Wulfen) Fr. [Sparassis radicata]; Identified by: Joshua M. Birkebak ; Collected by: Jim Adams ; Voucher Specimens are located at the Botany Herbarium, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.

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Thanks Walt
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2015-02-28 18:26:20 PST (-0800)

I think I remember reading the paper. There were very few macro or micro morphological differences, and as you say, mating studies did not necessarily separate those isolated by geography.

Then IF is not caught up if the paper is to be followed, a normal situation. I have no problem with the new name and definitely support creating new ones for different parts of the world. I predict or suggest the next one for Christian is Clitocybe odora which has white gills in the east and aqua ones in the west.

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2015-02-28 18:06:05 PST (-0800)

Index Fungorum record 228848
MycoBank #228848

Petersen, Ron and Hughes, Karen (2014) Cauliflower Tales, McIlvainea 23 (13-15): http://www.namyco.org/…;, advocates splitting Sparassis crispa into S. crispa, S. americana, S. americana f. arizonica, and S. radicata, even though some interbreeding is possible, at least in the lab.

“Sparassis crispa seems limited to Europe, including western Russia, being replaced in eastern North America by S. americana and in western North America by S. americana f. arizonica in southeastern Arizona and S. radicata in the Pacific Northwest. The dominant species in Asia is S. latifolia.”

Hi Noah
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2015-02-28 17:48:55 PST (-0800)

What is your thinking on this name change?


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