Original Herbarium Label: Cortinarius limonius (Fr.) Fr.? OC54
Herbarium specimen: UBC F17126 GenBank: GQ159869
Cited in Bojantchev’s protologue of Cortinarius eldoradoensis sp.n., i.e., it is a paratype of this species.
Bojantchev, D. 2013. Cortinarius of California: eight new species in subg. Telamonia. Mycotaxon 123: 375-402.
UBC F17126 – Herbarium Label Notes:
Cap to 7 cm diameter, orangy brown, fibrillose, silky, day light brown; stipe 5.5 cm x 1.5, at the apex wider 2.3 cm fibrillose with clear veil belts; gills: cinnamon brown; flesh light gray-baige, +KOH – blackish brown, +UV – light pale yellowish; spores 8-10 (12) x 5-7 µm; no cystidia
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First: there are very few herbarium databases that would allow you to store more than one image per a collection record.
Second: I have not seen any database that would allow you to communicate with other users.
However, the original ID and the original observation names should be protected from deletions and renaming by other MO users.
The two MO title lines should be restructured in the following way:
The first line:
Observation 132645: can be, but does not have to be a result of the MO “Naming”, i.e., Deprecation, Voting, and Consensus (if you cannot live without these);
the second line should be replaced with
Original Herbarium Label: which would display the name how it is entered on the corresponding voucher herbarium specimen; this name should follow standard herbarium practices (allow abbreviations such as cf., sp., “close to”, etc.), and allow only the original user to change this field!
The result would be a database system nobody could beat.
Christian, you remember the moment in Albion 2011, when Oluna and I got hooked on Mushroom Observer. Since then, whatever I have suggested on how to make MO useful was rejected, and you were among the first ones who started to ignore my calls.
Never mind, don’t look for a better system for storing herbarium related jpegs and a better herbarium communication system. I believe that you cannot find anything better than MO! However, if you happen to find something better, please, tell me! Adolf
the herbarium had some quick way for the community to provide the correct identification… sigh…
Almost exactly one year ago (plus few days), Paul Kroeger pointed out that in the UBC herbarium, this collection was still filed as Cortinarius limonius. Nothing has changed since then. This is not our fault: Collection Managers or Research Associates should have done something about it.
to Prof. Joe Ammirati in WTU. See my separate email. Adolf
The UBC herbarium database has no C. eldoradoensis, this collection should be annotated.