Observation 45635: Favolaschia (Pat.) Pat.

When: 2009-12-26

Collection location: Shayari, Cascales, Sucumbíos, Ecuador [Click for map]

Who: Danny Newman (myxomop)

Specimen available

Collected for the Amazon Mycorenewal Project in a Chonta (Bactris gasipaes) marsh near the Shayari Ecolodge.

Dried specimen obtainable with permission from la Universidad Central del Ecuador Fungorium.

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-22% (5)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Paul Gamboa of la Universidad Central del Ecuador
82% (5)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
52% (3)
Recognized by sight

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as seen on ESPN
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2018-01-23 14:14:45 CST (-0500)

During the January 20th Bruins vs. Ducks NCAA Men’s Basketball game, a science segment entitled “Walton’s World” (named for wacky sportscaster, Bill Walton) featured the Roy Lab at the University of Oregon:


The main segment can be found at the 16:12 mark, followed by a series of four photos at the 1:20:13 mark. Here is a screenshot of the photo from this observation:

Wild looking !!
By: Charles Seltenright Sr (Shroomin Yooper)
2011-02-22 14:53:47 CST (-0500)
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-02-22 12:28:18 CST (-0500)

Very cool find!

By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2010-05-19 06:13:30 CDT (-0400)

It is a Favolaschia species but it’s definitely not F. calocera, at least not as it’s recognized in New Zealand and Australia.

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