Observation 202107: Truncospora Pilát ex Pilát
When: 2015-03-31
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

Bracket fungus, width 70-80mm, pores, in afrotemperate forest.

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point still taken…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2015-03-31 20:04:08 PDT (-0700)

although, this is definitely a Fomitopsis species. ;)

right you are
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-03-31 19:58:28 PDT (-0700)


wrong observation homie…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2015-03-31 19:57:44 PDT (-0700)
you erased an earlier comment
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-03-31 19:56:29 PDT (-0700)

which asked ‘why not?’

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2015-03-31 19:53:49 PDT (-0700)



were you speaking to me??

because polypores are complicated.
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-03-31 19:51:54 PDT (-0700)

because there isn’t much literature for South Africa, and what little there is probably hasn’t been consulted in arriving at the name Fomitopsis.

because lots of polypores require knowing hyphal characteristics, presence/absense of cystidia, amyloidity, dextrinoidity, or the lack thereof, etc.

and because the people participating in this observation are not specialists in South African fungi, nor polypores, and certainly not South African polypores, sufficient to be making such specific identifications.

Created: 2015-03-31 00:14:57 PDT (-0700)
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