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When: 2013-09-17

Collection location: Perry, Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)

No specimen available

On ground under white cedar, balsam fir and beech. White cap up to 5 cm., irregular, wavy margin. Gills white, decurrent. Stem up to 2.5 cm. × 8 mm, white. I get an odd odor, almost fishy. References I checked say leathery or cedar-like for C. russocoriaceus which fits in other respects including cedar habitat. Arora says west coast but it is on the Mushrooms of Quebec website.


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One more thing
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2015-01-12 14:02:52 CST (-0500)

The species name is valid; it’s the genus that should be in quotations.

In this case
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2015-01-12 14:01:32 CST (-0500)

you are adding to the confusion. I have no problem using lawrencei for western NA “russocoriaceus”. But I don’t think you should be using it for eastern NA. I don’t agree with using the argument “we’ll just change it later”. Because if is is different from Europe (russocoriaceus) and western NA (lawrencei), why call it a second wrong name, rather then leave it as russocoriaceus until one knows for sure?

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2015-01-12 12:31:11 CST (-0500)

is a west coast name. I wouldn’t apply it to eastern NA collections without proof that’s it the same as the western one, and different from the European species.