Observation 196208: Limacella illinita (Fr.) Maire

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Thanks for your response.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-01-14 15:14:06 PST (-0800)

I bow to your judgment.

It is important that any collection that can be divided have some annotation so that the morphological information about the taxon can be known or expanded in addition to obtaining genetic information.

One of the reasons that material that has been treated in an MO observation is valuable is that, at the very least, there is a photograph. On top of that more and more people are adding dimensions and other data to their photographs on MO.

As you noted in an email to me the other day, MO offers the potential for advancing our understanding of species. From observation to observation, the observers always have the opportunity to go beyond a minimum; they choose how far they want to go.

Very best,

Rod

Thanks for your response.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-01-14 15:13:49 PST (-0800)

I bow to your judgment.

It is important that any collection that can be divided have some annotation so that the morphological information about the taxon can be known or expanded in addition to obtaining genetic information.

One of the reasons that material that has been treated in an MO observation is valuable is that, at the very least, there is a photograph. On top of that more and more people are adding dimensions and other data to their photographs on MO.

As you noted in an email to me the other day, MO offers the potential for advancing our understanding of species. From observation to observation, the observers always have the opportunity to go beyond a minimum; they choose how far they want to go.

Very best,

Rod

Our material is not good enough!
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2015-01-14 13:27:25 PST (-0800)

Our collection for this observation consists of two larger broken sporocarps and two small young ones. Not good to be split, we would end up with two herbarium packets of garbage. UBC herbarium (in Vancouver, BC) has about ten collections, some of them collected by Oluna, and I will ask them if they could send you any material. Adolf

Hello, again.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-01-13 22:13:28 PST (-0800)

Apparently, there are potential lectotypes of Limacella illinita var. argillacea H. V. Sm. in the herbarium at the University of Michigan. They were collected in California and Oregon by the Smith’. The original description of this taxaon was an unintended naming event as Dr. H. V. Smith thought she was simply applying a Friesian name…which didn’t exist. I am in the midst of trying to work out what she unintentionally named. From the drawing and written description around it, it is possible that this collection could belong to the unintentional taxon. Hence, I am very interested in seeing this material if it is available in part or whole.

Very best,

Rod Tulloss

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