Observation 195855: Polyporales sensu lato
When: 2014-12-12
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing atop a decayed log.


Copyright © 2014 jathomas
Copyright © 2014 jathomas
Copyright © 2014 jathomas

Proposed Names

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Used references: Gary Lincoff’s National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms
56% (1)
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a quick comment
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-03-13 21:13:07 PDT (-0700)

as I am currently on break from bartending (the Bruce Wayne job to my Batman endeavors in fungi). Many of my downvotes of this nature are simply due to the fact that many, many groups of fungi are difficult to ID to genus, much less species, without a litany of documented characters, both macro and micro, and when and where an observation has not had the good fortune of being reviewed by a specialist in that group, the safer bet is to go with a broader clasification.

Fortunately, Dr. Gerardo Robledo has recently joined our ranks, a polyporologist from Argentina, and possibly the only one currently on Mushroom Observer. I trust his IDs implicitly. I’ll have him take a look at this when I get home, or you can message him directly (username: robledo).

Side note: most field guides are agents of great oversimplification when it comes to the actual diversity of species in a given area. We have this problem with things like Bisporella citrina and Scutellinia scutellata all the time. Peer reviewed publications are really the way to go 9 times out of 10.

Danny, as always I appreciate
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2015-03-13 17:46:53 PDT (-0700)

your feedback, but wonder if you could give me the reasoning behind your vote here. A check of other MO observations for S. paradoxa was not very enlightening. Wonder if your photos and data are ready for posting on your Imageless OB #192963 (12-6-14) yet. Perhaps that info would be valuable for me to see. Thanks so much for your help.

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