Observation 27684: Helotiales Nannf. ex Korf & Lizon

When: 2009-11-01

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

In Zone 02 on wood that fruited the same species last fall.

Proposed Names

-33% (2)
Recognized by sight
11% (4)
Recognized by sight
-33% (2)
Recognized by sight

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Species List: The Asylum (581) = NEW REFERENCE MYCOLOGIQUE MO???
2016-05-15 09:27:19 CDT (-0500)
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2016-05-13 15:05:27 CDT (-0500)

…is your evidence against these being B. citrina? If you claim that not downvoting that ID will result in a non-B.-citrina fungus being listed as B. citrina somewhere, then you are claiming that these are not B. citrina. But I see no evidence presented here to support that claim.

Instead, I see public accusations that I was wrong about something, backed up by no evidence of such an occurrence, despite the fact that the burden of proof falls on the accuser in such cases. Please post evidence, if you have any, of any alleged error on my part, or else retract the accusation.

Good question
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2016-05-13 14:28:49 CDT (-0500)

It’s because I was going through the Asylum species list, trying to get the most correct names on lots of observations which had been misnamed in the past. Microscopy is required to get these little yellow ascos to genus, so only collections which have been studied microscopically should carry the name Bisporella citrina. Otherwise we’ll have a bunch of stuff going under that name which are actually other species and in completely different genera.

OK, why…
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2016-05-13 14:07:34 CDT (-0500)

…is someone suddenly picking fights over these observations again, without any proximate provocation?

Or have you some actual evidence that this is not B. citrina?

There are three possible reasons for voting against my ID here, of which two are sensible:

1. You’ve noticed something in the observation (in the photos, description of the habitat, or wherever) that is inconsistent with B. citrina.

2. The lumpers and splitters have been at it again and now all North American B. citrina are something else, or some similar such upheaval.

3. Someone has an axe to grind.

I think it’s obvious which one of the three would not be appropriate behavior here on MushroomObserver. Please tell me your reason, and please let it be one of the other two.

Created: 2009-11-03 09:51:40 CST (-0600)
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