Observation 23676: Sparassis brevipes Krombh.

When: 2009-07-30

Collection location: Bavaria, Germany [Click for map]

Who: AL'S (Sig)

No specimen available

Similar to a Big Brain) 25cms by 10 ,10cms high ,Fungi growing on a Grass Mound .

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:00:39 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Germany Bavaria’ to ‘Bavaria, Germany’

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In German is name for Sparassidaceae .
By: AL'S (Sig)
2009-08-01 04:10:22 CDT (-0500)

Glucken or Krause Glucke well that is the name my Grandma calls it ..

In my opinion Sparassis brevipes, Sparassis laminosa and Sparassis nemecii
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-07-31 16:50:49 CDT (-0500)

are all names of one species that in Austria can be found in pristine forests only at the base of big and old fir trees and rarely at oaks. There seems to be no difference between the finds from fir and the ones from oak.

Fixed name
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2009-07-31 12:12:05 CDT (-0500)

Also I’m not sure about the synonyms. According to Index Fungorum they are all separate valid taxa. Does anyone know the story here or how these names get applied? These appear to be European names. In the US the names I’m familiar with are S. crispa (Wulfen) Fr., Sparassis spathulata (Schwein.) Fr. and Sparassis radicata Weir (= Sparassis crispa). The two taxa are pretty easily distinguished morphologically and I believe both occur only on confiers (primarily pines).

Name isn’t correct…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-07-31 10:48:46 CDT (-0500)

The name input field should just be the name, although it does add an optional author name input. So in this case, you created Sparassis brevipes as a name, and gave it an author of “(Syn. Sparassis laminosa, Sparassis nemecii)”, which I don’t think is correct. Synonyms are handled in the database, as links between names, and those other names should get created also.

But, once a name gets used, and voted on, you can’t change it… someone needs to clean up this name that has admin priviledge.

Sparassis laminosa
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-07-31 10:15:55 CDT (-0500)

differs from crispa in broader, more leaf-like branches, finely zonate at the margin. It was described to grow on oak, while crispa grows on pine.

What is the difference ?
By: AL'S (Sig)
2009-07-31 05:57:14 CDT (-0500)

Hello what is the difference with Sparassis brevipes and the (Krause Glucken)Sparaiisi crispa ?.

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