Observation 52207: Auricularia delicata group
When: 2010-09-07
Collection location: Sikkim, India [Click for map]
Who: tripsis
No herbarium specimen

Notes: White spore print.

Proposed Names

-27% (1)
Recognized by sight
73% (3)
Recognized by sight
85% (1)
Recognized by sight: “Collections identified as A. delicata are found to be polyphyletic and distributed in four clades. Variation in the presence or absence of a medulla layer in some species, previously a key morphological character, has made it evident that additional characters are required to reflect the genetic diversity in the genus. A new taxonomic character, the schizomedulla, is discussed and shown to distinguish two novel species, A. subglabra and A. scissa, from the morphologically similar species A. delicata. A reticulate, merulioid hymenial surface can no longer be considered a character unique to A. delicata. Furthermore, ITS data from the voucher specimen from which the genome of A. delicata was produced indicates this species is A. subglabra.”
Used references: www.pnwfungi.org/pdf_files/manuscripts_volume_8/naf20136.pdf‎

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By: tripsis
2010-09-07 06:31:28 CST (-0600)

Hi Amanita Virosa,

Thanks for the ID, it looks like a good match. What do you think of the other “Campanella sp.” I posted? It was exactly the same in terms of morphology, colour of spores, etc, but the colour was completely different, as can be seen here: http://mushroomobserver.org/52208?q=1dJx

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