Observation 164134: Daldinia Ces. & De Not.

When: 2014-04-09

Collection location: Fazenda Barranco Alto, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil [Click for map]

Who: Susanne Sourell (suse)

No specimen available

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Applying names to Neotropical Fungi
By: Susanne Sourell (suse)
2014-07-14 15:10:58 CDT (-0400)

According to the Catálogo de plantas e fungos do Brasil four Daldinia species are known from Brazil so far, among them Daldinia eschscholzii. Therefore it is definitely an option here, but Danny is right: one should be very careful with applying species names in the Neotropics.

Thanks, Danny for sharing this helpful link and emphasizing the importance of a cross section for identification of Daldinia species.

Even that
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2014-07-14 10:21:42 CDT (-0400)

you kept your “promise” specie proposal name!

new Daldinia paper
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-07-14 09:19:09 CDT (-0400)


causing me to seriously rethink applying species names to Daldinia observations without micro, KOH pigment extraction, or cross sections. looks like a far more diverse genus, even just within the Neotropics, than I previously thought.