Observation 267059: Amphinema byssoides (Pers.) J. Erikss.

This name includes several ITS types.

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large patch in duff, I collected less than half of it. Photo taken after drying.
Dissecting scope view of hymenium (center), color is too warm.
Stained hymenial area at 200X

Proposed Names

41% (3)
Recognized by sight
Based on microscopic features: small oval, smooth spores, septate, roughened clamped cystidia

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An imprefect system, but it can be fixed
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2017-01-14 18:41:59 MST (-0700)

For the MO observations that are supported by herbarium specimens, the “naming” suggestions should be done as “Comments:”, not by changing the observation names. The actual change of the MO observation name should be let on the original user who posted that particular MO observation.
Can you suggest this to MO gurus? They are ignoring my emails. All the best and apologies for making my stupid name change to your observation. Adolf

An imperfect system, but let’s not exacerbate it
By: Tom Bruns (pogon)
2017-01-13 11:47:03 MST (-0700)

To me name changes in MO are very similar to those in a herbarium. Yes, people can change the name, but the original name is always visible. Name changes are often positive, and certainly some of the names I’ve proposed have been changed by others for the better. Of course proposed names are not always improvements, and I don’t always agree with them. The quality of the change always depends on the experience and thought put into it. One can’t change the behavior of others, but one can choose to behave in the best way possible. In public forums like MO, this is particularly important.
So if the proposed change to “Fungi” is made because you don’t think this could be Amphenima, I’m happy with it, though I do not agree with it. But if it’s simply a protest of the system, your protest has now been made and I ask you kindly to vote Amphenemia back up so that the post may be found by others when they are looking for what concepts of this taxon looks like.

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