When: 2014-12-19

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

200m

Who: GALL Alain (GALLA-TAHITI)

No specimen available

Notes:
To all the users and higher mycological autorities.
Please see my other observations Lepiota BESSEYI on the list, http://mushroomobserver.org/species_list/show_species_list/915 .
See also:http://mushroomobserver.org/name/show_name/4290?q=2iUvp.
This species is currently refused mainly by D. NEWMAN / MYXOMOP.
Please see all the pics before voting.

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Images

MO 2014-12-19 DSC06914 VIG.jpg
MO 2014-12-19 DSC06912.jpg
MO 2014-12-19 DSC06916.jpg
MO DIM 2014-12-19 DSC06909.jpg
FAMILLE AUSTRONESIENNE & LANGUAGES IN RED.jpg
LEPIOTA BESSEYI IN POLYNESIA BY Drs HEMMES & DESJARDIN.JPG
PIEUVRE POLYNESIENNE ROUTE MARITIME Ld V01.jpg
TRIANGLE POLYNESIEN.JPG
HAWAII DESJARDIN LISTE SPECIES BOOK 2002.JPG
LEPIOTA BESSEYII MP POLYNESIE OCCURENCE DETAIL TAHITI.JPG
LEPIOTA BESSEYII MP POLYNESIE OCCURENCE.JPG

Proposed Names

-29% (2)
Recognized by sight
2% (2)
Used references: ID from BERKELEY University in french polynésia.
contact Todd Osmundson toddo@berkeley.edu.
See: http://biocode.berkeley.edu/.... AND. http://biocode.berkeley.edu/.... AND . http://mushroomobserver.org/113325?q=2g7vW.
-16% (2)
Recognized by sight

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I contacted Todd years ago
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2016-01-21 03:01:36 UTC (+0000)

when you first started posting. He has a lot of interesting information regarding the fungi of your area and the work that’s been conducted there. He also was sure to mention that the names on the Landcare Research page are “preliminary,” and that many of the fungi from Moorea, the Cook Islands and Tahiti are new, with some close relationships to Asian, Australian and even some western North and South American fungi. What they appear to be quite dissimilar to is eastern American and European fungi.

L. besseyi is one such preliminary name. Else Vellinga, the world authority on lepiotaceous fungi, with whom you stubbornly and repeatedly disagree to your own embarrassment, synonymized L. besseyi with L. mucrocystis in the following 2009 paper:

https://nature.berkeley.edu/...

though this is not reflected on either MycoBank or IndexFungorum. The type specimen of L. mucrocystis was collected on a rotten termite mound in Dominica (http://www.mycobank.org/...). The holotype of L. besseyi was collected along the gulf coast of Texas, “clustered under banana… growing in pine bark chip mulch” (http://storage.idigbio.org/...).

Both collections come from places far outside the neighborhood of Polynesian fungi or their relatives. Given the opinions of both the lepiotologist (Else), and the mycologists actively researching Polynesian fungi (Todd et al.), it is unwise to assume this is L. besseyi/L. mucrocystis, particularly without microscopy.

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