Observation 8638: Heimioporus betula (Schwein.) E. Horak
When: 2008-07-26
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Another striking Eastern bolete.

Proposed Names

65% (4)
Used references: Jay Justice named it; one of the easier to ID boletes.
93% (3)
Used references: See discussion on observation 8873.

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A hypothesis . . .
By: Roy Halling (royh)
2009-05-01 08:21:12 PDT (-0700)

IMHO, naming is good hypothesis driven science. A name is published (like describing a new species for example) and it would be a hypothesis proposed by that describer based on sound tenets of that science (hopefully). Other folks test that hypothesis by collecting and examining the organism, comparing it to others and generally noting whether all information about that organism fits the working criteria at the time. If it doesn’t fit, the hypothesis is revised (placed in another genus for example). At one time, the Fly Agaric was placed in Agaricus.

sigh. another day, another name change…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-05-01 07:11:49 PDT (-0700)

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