Observation 44058: Auriscalpium vulgare Gray
When: 2010-04-08
No herbarium specimen

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Recognized by sight: found on pine cones, (instead of Douglas-fir) it may be the same species as the one found on fir cones ( Auriscalpium vulgare )

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Even so
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-04-12 09:52:40 CDT (-0400)

it’s odd that it would be less likely to fruit on a pine cone if that cone is west of the Rockies.

Or is it sampling bias? Is it x% likely to fruit on a given pine cone and y% likely to fruit on a given D. fir cone and y is much larger than x? So you’d see it rarely in the east, commonly in the west, in the east all of them on pine cones, and in the west few of them on pine cones, making it seem as if it was less likely to fruit on a pine cone in the west?

And
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-04-11 10:35:00 CDT (-0400)

this is in the west.

Now I will have to dig the others up too lol!~

Pine cones
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2010-04-11 09:50:23 CDT (-0400)

They do occasionally fruit on pine cones in the west. See observation 1831, but in California they are common only on Doug-fir cones.

That’s odd
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-04-11 08:09:30 CDT (-0400)

If it’s a single species, I can see it not growing on D. fir cones in the east, because there are no D. fir cones in the east. But why wouldn’t it grow on pine cones in the west?

Mating..?
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-04-11 04:00:08 CDT (-0400)

I found this in an abstract: “The geographical range of in vitro sexually compatible populations of Auriscalpium vulgare is extended to include Asia, Europe, western and eastern North America, and Central America.”
It looks like the conclusion is the same species in this area.

In Sweden, it’s generally found on cones of Pinus sylvestris, but also on cones of Picea abies.

Same species, or two different ones that haven’t been separated by taxonomists yet?
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-04-10 21:32:51 CDT (-0400)
Pine cones in the east.
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-04-10 07:17:47 CDT (-0400)

They are found on pine cones in the eastern US, and d. fir cones in the west, 95% of the time.

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-04-10 05:07:53 CDT (-0400)

They some times grow on Pine cones, though I have yet to find them on anything but Douglas Fir cones.

is it growing on the pine cone?
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-04-09 22:49:04 CDT (-0400)

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