Observation 20583: Sowerbyella rhenana (Fuckel) J. Moravec

When: 2009-01-31

Collection location: Albion, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

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As there are so much more in N.America
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-04-26 04:36:38 HST (-1000)

I really can’t believe this to be the sole species and suspect to be plenty of ’em. But I do not have the library for this…

It was an honest question, to which I don’t know the answer.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-04-25 08:33:11 HST (-1000)

But Europe is not N. America, and if we really do have only one, than Doug’s ID w/out microscopy is not suspect. On the other hand, maybe we have lots of undescribed sp! Or maybe ones familiarity with CA species just depends on the strength of your taxonomic library…

I’m afraid
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-04-25 06:16:06 HST (-1000)

you’ll have to answer that for yourself … or you know it and want to say that you have just this one :)
In Europe we have about a dozen of ’em all but very rare – this one seems to belong to the more “common” in old beech forests – I know two localities far from each other

so, how many Sowerbyella sp. do we have in N. CA, anyway?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-04-25 05:17:31 HST (-1000)
You cannot identify Sowerbyella species without taking a look at the spores
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-04-25 03:54:53 HST (-1000)

and even then it is not that easy … they all look similar macroscopically

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