Observation 45879: Hydnum L.

When: 2010-01-09

Collection location: Sintra, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available

Possibly it should be named Hydnum rufescens sensus auct. (see the comment by Irene Andersson to Observation #19338)



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irenea, thanks for the link.
By: zaca
2010-05-26 04:19:09 PDT (-0700)
zaca, thanks for reminding us
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-05-26 03:35:48 PDT (-0700)

I have a feeling that the americans would call this umbilicatum..
I’d call it rufescens (one of many forms), but here on MO, rufescens is deprecated in favor of repandum.
I found an interesting DNA study on Hydnum, published since that other obs was discussed:
It includes two american collections of umbilicatum, and the report shows that they are nested in the rufescens clade. They are also mentioning that a hole in the cap (umbilicate) occurs in several different lineages of rufescens, and is not a diagnostic character.

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