Observation 214864: Laccaria Berk. & Broome
When: 2015-08-29
No herbarium specimen

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34% (2)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Champignons du Quebec
18% (2)
Recognized by sight
52% (3)
Recognized by sight: Does not match the range / habitat for L. pumila described in http://www.mushroomexpert.com/laccaria_pumila.html

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I think the issue here…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-09-12 10:11:56 CDT (-0400)

is whether to call this (and other similar collections I have recently made) L. striatula or L. pumila, rather than to dismiss them as some generic nondescript Laccaria.

I had been using the name striatula, until I noticed that Index Fungorum had lumped striatula in with pumila. Interestingly, when I first started paying attention to this medium-sized moss-inhabiting Laccaria, they reminded me of an overgrown L. altaica, another one that favors moss/dampness. According to Index Fungorum, altaica has also been lumped into the pumila concept.

According to MushroomExpert, L. pumila is a western NA species favoring damp habitat in mountainous areas. The photos don’t look much like my collections. So the IF application of this name to the (former?) L. altaica and L. striatula is a bit puzzling.

According to Index Fungorum…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-09-10 22:24:53 CDT (-0400)

L. altaica and L. striatula have both been lumped in with L. pumila. I realize that this collection does not match with the Mushroom Expert account of L. pumila. But I believe this is due to Mushroom Expert not having incorporated this change in nomenclature.

Regardless, why does this observation not match with what was formerly called L. striatula?

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