Observation 151673: Gloeophyllum P. Karst.

When: 2013-11-09

Collection location: Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake Co., Utah, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

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worth scoping
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-11-10 14:25:50 CST (-0600)

the paper seems to indicate that this may be a seldom-encountered species, and that it can be reliably differentiated from Gloeophyllum by microcharacters.

there is nothing but overlap between the measurements for L. betulina and L. cinnamomea, but the obvious difference in overall color should make distinguishing the two instant and foolproof. then again, as mentioned at the end of the Mycologia paper, L. cinnamomea could just be a color variant of L. betulina, which wouldn’t be too surprising given the nearly identical microcharacters. MycoBank already reflects this opinion, but doesn’t say who was reponsible for the synonymization, when it took place, or why.

Orange Lenzites
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2013-11-10 12:01:54 CST (-0600)

A Google search for “orange lenzites” returned a paper noted above which argues that Lenzites cinnamomea exists only in Fries’ drawings.

Maria Eneyda Pacheco Kauffmann Fidalgo
Vol. 50, No. 5 (Sep. – Oct., 1958), pp. 753-756

MO currently has the name deprecated in favor of Lenzites betulina, which, in my opinion, is a different kind of mushroom from the orange ones shown here.

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