Observation 189155: Chlorociboria Seaver ex C.S. Ramamurthi, Korf & L.R. Batra
When: 2014-11-21
( 1600m)
No herbarium specimen

Proposed Names

6% (3)
Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified. This is an important fungus in music. It has been attributed to the wood used by Strativarious that he used to make several of his violins from.

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


Add Comment
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-11-21 16:37:04 PST (-0800)

neither is it prudent to assign this a species name without microscopy, be it Colombian or British Columbian material, for reasons already discussed many, many times elsewhere on the site,

nor is there any evidence that Stradivarius violins were made of wood containing Chlorociboria or any other fungus for that matter, at least not intentionally. There is much internet fanfare surrounding the apparent quick and dirty “Stradivariusization” of an otherwise cheap violin with the introduction of certain innocula into the wood, but no less than two luthiers with whom I raised the subject have categorically refuted this as unsubstantiated hype which does disservice to the great skill required to craft a great instrument. In other words, the Internet strikes again.

Created: 2014-11-21 09:31:06 PST (-0800)
Last modified: 2014-11-21 16:29:02 PST (-0800)
Viewed: 35 times, last viewed: 2017-06-19 06:50:31 PDT (-0700)
Show Log