Observation 215567: Laccaria pumila Fayod

When: 2015-09-05

Collection location: Lacawac Sanctuary, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

According to Index Fungorum, the names Laccaria altaica and L. striatulata have been lumped into L. pumila.

Specimens replaced in moss.

The little gray mushroom in the upper right of the in-situ photo is a different species.

Proposed Names

34% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
13% (2)
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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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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I would have called this L. striatula…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-09-10 22:33:37 EDT (-0400)

if not for Index Fungorum having incorporated this species name into L. pumila.

IMO, discussion of potentially applicable names is better than simply downgrading confidence.

Created: 2015-09-07 12:03:11 EDT (-0400)
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