Observation 194871: Amanita phalloides (Fr.) Link

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The point:
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-12-28 10:27:56 CST (-0500)

Date, location, name, searchable, publicly accessible, inclusion in complete species list (which allows for study of alpha diversity and community composition differences between sites), as well as for long term changes (climate change?).
If imageless observations are a void for you, that’s okay – ignore them.
As for teaching: there are hundreds of other pictures of mine and others you can use to learn to recognize A. phalloides.
As for verification: this mushroom is known to occur (in extreme abundance) in Santa Cruz Co., is easily identified, and prior vouchers collections exist.
If you’re not convinced I identified this mushroom correctly, you’re welcome to exclude this data point from your research.

then what’s the point
By: David Rust (incredulis)
2014-12-28 10:10:33 CST (-0500)

of posting information without a photo. There’s no verification of what you saw, and no one can can see/learn from the characteristics of that mushroom.

I haven’t been on MO much lately since I have nothing to post, but when I’m looking for examples say, of Amanita phalloides, your observation is just a void.


A bit late
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-12-28 00:17:34 CST (-0500)

to this discussion. We’ve hashed this out ad nauseum here on MO for a number of months now.

Basically, I (and many others) don’t operate under the assumptions you made below.
Photos are not required for MO observations. I take them in three conditions:
a) I want to (mushroom is pretty, good collection is present)
b) I need to (I want to make a visual record of a mushroom I can’t identify)
c) I am so bored that I take a picture of a mushroom that is neither pretty nor difficult to identify

If you want to push the idea that observations unsupported by specimens or photos are just rumors, you can start over at eBird, the most successful citizen science project in history.

without a photo
By: David Rust (incredulis)
2014-12-27 22:03:13 CST (-0500)

and a specimen, it’s just a rumor. Where are all the photos on your observations?

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