Observation 158171: Discomycetes Sacc.

When: 2014-01-16

Collection location: Canitopia, Tahiti, French Polynesia, France [Click for map]



No specimen available

Species Lists


MO 2014-01-16 DSC04004 - V 02 VIG.jpg
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Proposed Names

54% (3)
Recognized by sight: I don’t know if they can get green like that, but they also might be contaminated
57% (1)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight

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Add Comment
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-02-02 12:54:25 CET (+0100)

is this on oak? if not, there are two reasons to doubt C. quercinum:

1. C. quercinum grows on oak

2. C. quercinum is a temperate species, and this fungus was found in French Polynesia.

add to this that the vast majority of Ascomycetes require microscopy to be identified to species.

i do not think you have considered my previous comments on the use of North American and European names for French Polynesian taxa. there is a mycologist here in the US who has collected French Polynesian material on at least one occasion, and presumably has compiled a checklist of the area’s species. once I hear back from him, i look forward to making those resources available to you as soon as possible.

maybe Colpoma?
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-01-24 17:00:54 CET (+0100)
Thanks Jonathan
2014-01-19 05:10:26 CET (+0100)

Congratulation for the rapid identification of an unusual fungus.