Observation 91604: Favolaschia calocera R. Heim

When: 2012-04-03

Collection location: Sherbrooke Forest, Victoria, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Tex (Stopwhispering)

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free online monograph of favolaschia
By: Alison Harrington (AlisonHarrington)
2015-03-20 08:18:28 CDT (-0400)
Singer’s monograph
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-04-03 17:35:21 CDT (-0400)

Libraries near San Fran.


with a 108 pg monograph
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-04-03 12:39:15 CDT (-0400)

detailing somewhere around 50 species (not all of which may be considered valid today) the potential for a swath of similarly colored but commonly lumped Favolaschia seems likely. Having never laid eyes on a copy of Singer’s 1974 monograph myself, nor having known anyone who has, I can only wonder if taxa like F. calocera are overapplied to many deep-orange, stipitate members of the genus.

For example, something nearly identical to every “confirmed” F. calocera photo I’ve seen was recently collected here in Bolivia, despite all of the western hemisphere being apparently excluded from the species’ reported distribution. Dennis reports 12 species in Fungus Flora of Venezuela and Adjacent Countries, not one of which is F. calocera.

Are there more orange Favolaschia than F. calocera known from Oceania?

I love this mushroom,
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-04-03 06:45:43 CDT (-0400)

have found it during my stay in Oz too! One of the most beautiful critters out there, especially when you look at the hymenium.

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