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Original Herbarium Label: Bondarzewia mesenterica (Schaeff.) Kreisel
Growing at the base of Pseudotsuga menziesii
Herbarium Specimen: UBC F26055


With Arion sp.

Proposed Names

61% (5)
Recognized by sight: New name for the Western North American “Bondarzewia mesenterica”, which is not the same as the European species.
Used references: Chen, J., Cui, B., He, S., Cooper, J. A., Barrett, M. D., Chen, J., … & Dai, Y. (2016). Molecular phylogeny and global diversity of the remarkable genus Bondarzewia (Basidiomycota, Russulales). Mycologia, 108(4), 697-708.
-24% (3)
Recognized by sight

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Heelsplitter: Are you sure that this is indeed Bondarzewia?
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (
2017-02-15 19:48:43 PST (-0800)

Go to the UBC and look at the supporting herbarium specimen UBC F26055.
Better yet, have the DNA of that specimen sequenced. Playing with the names is OK for Mushroom Observer, but not for the real mycology.
We would greatly appreciate if you could make your ID or name suggestions as Comments, not by changing the names without looking at the supporting herbarium collection. Try not to get stuck in the Citizen Science realm where the Mushroom Observer belongs thank to its wholly trinity: Deprecation, Voting and Consensus. Shake off your amateur habits! Adolf