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When: 2013-05-15

Collection location: Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Phil Yeager (gunchky)

No specimen available

These are the last two mushroom that I left under an apple tree last Thursday. They more than doubled their height and width. bottom photo tryiong for spores.


Proposed Names

88% (4)
Recognized by sight: unless rigida turns out to be DNA identical, in which case it would have priority. answer pending.

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Time will tell
By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2014-05-13 19:10:35 CDT (-0400)

Mycological science has been rapidly advancing due to DNA studies and advances in technology. As more taxonimists pursue studies of macro fungi I expect various genera and/or species to be reclassified. After all names have changed since C. von Linnaeus proposed the BSN. Thanks again. Phil

Clear as mud
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-05-13 10:23:17 CDT (-0400)

From the big Asco book if the link does not work.

Thanks Walt.
By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2014-05-13 09:29:32 CDT (-0400)

If I understand it correctly M. rigida aka M. californica may be grouped with M. americana and M. rigida will be the preferred name.

The verdict
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-05-12 23:40:41 CDT (-0400)

is still out. M. americana has priority but there are still unanswered questions.

Is this
By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2014-05-12 21:08:51 CDT (-0400)

now termed M. americana? According to some observations this name is not recognized by some individuals. Please correct me if I an mistaken. Thank you. Phil.