When: 2005-06-09

Collection location: Bassetts, Sierra Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

No specimen available

Observation from the “Spring Fungi of the Sierra Nevada”, June 9th, 2005, Yuba Pass region.

Id’ed by Dr. Desjardin

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Proposed Names

47% (2)
Recognized by sight: slightly pale yellowish flesh of stipe base, western habitat and smaller size
Used references: Rep. Tottori Mycol. Inst. 45 : 1–57, 2007.

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By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2009-05-18 13:59:49 PDT (-0700)

M. platyphylia is a valid species in Europe, Scandinavia and western and central Russia. In the US we have M. rodmani, according to this paper.

I don’t understand…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-05-18 13:40:49 PDT (-0700)

Wasn’t the comment that M. rodmani is a synonym for M. platyphylia , and that M. platyphylia should be deprecated? Why is there another name given here, shouldn’t just M. platyphylia made a synonym for M. rodmani? No need to go through old obs. and add a new name is there?