Observation 4012: Stereum ostrea (Schwein.) Fr.
When: 2007-08-27
No herbarium specimen

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Looks like S. ostrea is the better name…
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2007-08-28 21:55:12 PDT (-0700)

Sorry for the confusion. The listing of S. fasciatum as preferred over S. ostrea was based on a brief comment on Arora’s “Mushrooms Demystified”, 2nd Ed. In particular,


“Other species: S. fasciatum (=S. ostrea, S. lobatum) differs…”


However, the Index Fungorum clearly favors S. ostrea and given that Darvin applied the name as well, I’m guessing he has other references that support this conclusion. I have updated the relevant Names to avoid this confusion in the future.

Stereum fasciatum
By: William Tanneberger (William)
2007-08-28 09:43:11 PDT (-0700)

The synonym Stereum ostrea has been deprecated – the current preferred synonym is listed as Stereum fasciatum

Stereum ostrea
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2007-08-27 21:57:26 PDT (-0700)

Looks like Stereum ostrea. The new book by Miller & Miller, North American Mushrooms, has a good photo.

I’d say another Stereum sp.
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2007-08-27 21:16:06 PDT (-0700)

Pity the underside shot is out of focus. It’s on the pale side for Stereum but I see a hint of orange and they look too thin to be Trametes.

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