Observation 202375: Phylloporus “sp-OC2150404-PR”
When: 2015-04-04
(48.3507° 123.5711° 0m)

Notes: Original Herbarium Label: Phylloporus rhodoxanthus (Schwein.) Bres.

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It was YOU who told me what to do!
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2015-04-10 16:25:13 PDT (-0700)

Adolf

don’t tell me what to do…
By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2015-04-10 15:39:26 PDT (-0700)

grow up.

To Richard Kneal (RJK)
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2015-04-10 14:37:38 PDT (-0700)

I checked your MO observations and you have 33.7% of your observation supported by herbarium specimens. This is about twice as high as the MO average (ca. 17% or less). You are obviously lucky that your naming is always right and that Consensus does not change your names. You obviously does not have any problems since you don’t link your MO Observations with the corresponding herbarium specimen. Try it and you will understand what I mean. – Adolf

Let me change the MO observation name
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2015-04-10 14:14:19 PDT (-0700)

Mushroom Observation does not deal with identification, but with the NAMING! If you don’t see the difference, then stay off the MO!
I am using an EXCEL, but I cannot post and display the jpegs there. I greatly appreciate all the comments, but object to changing the MO observation names without the approval of the original user who posted that particular MO observation. I see MO as an excellent “virtual herbarium”, but the Consensus “identification” (note, it’s not any identification, just the naming!), turns this excellent database tool into the mycological Ludo game!

this isn’t an herbarium…
By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2015-04-10 13:42:42 PDT (-0700)

and im not quite sure you understand that point…
this is a forum used for identification of observations, so the masses and other MO users can see and observe what a certain fungal species may or may not look like.
the system shouldnt be obliged to cater to you and your inaccurate identifications.
EXCEL works better for that.
do you need help making a spreadsheet…?

Naming is not identification
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2015-04-10 12:36:27 PDT (-0700)

Please, don’t change our MO Observation names! In the normal herbarium practices, anyone who would cross out somebody else’s label and wrote his own ID name there instead would be kicked out from the herbarium and banned from using other herbaria. Our MO observations are linked to our foray lists, such as
http://lists.vifa.ca/... in this particular case. If somebody else than the author of the MO observation and the corresponding list changes one without the other, then he breaks that link.
We are aware about the Phylloporus identification problems and we will have a closer look at all our collections, including those that were not posted on MO.
We greatly appreciate your comments and suggestions, but we would prefer if they are done as annotation comments, not by crossing out the original MO Observation names.

Phylloporus rhodoxanthus
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2015-04-06 22:40:40 PDT (-0700)

is not gray and does not have an ornamented stipe.

Please, note!
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2015-04-06 18:45:11 PDT (-0700)

Most of our observations are supported by the corresponding herbarium specimens. If you have another ID suggestions, please, make it as a comment and don’t change our MO observation name that links this MO observation with the supporting herbarium collection deposited (or to be deposited) in the UBC Herbarium, Vancouver, BC. We have our MO Observations cross-referenced with the supporting herbarium specimens and we do not want to lose that link. Thanks!

Mycowalt is dead right!
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2015-04-06 17:16:20 PDT (-0700)

Yes, Walt, Phylloporus rhodoxanthus is indeed the Phylloporus. My mistake that I have been trying to link our photos with the real collections. Don’t mess up that link by willy-nilly changing our observation names. Tell us what it is and why do you think it’s Phylloporus and not Phylloporus rhodoxanthus, or just keep quiet! Mushroom Observer is a great system, the only problem is that it ignores all the herbarium database conventions.

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