Observation 52208: Auricularia delicata group

When: 2010-09-07

Collection location: Sikkim, India [Click for map]

Who: tripsis

No specimen available

White spore print.



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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: looks like it, they do fade as they age
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Recognized by sight: “Collections identified as A. delicata are found to be polyphyletic and distributed in four clades. Variation in the presence or absence of a medulla layer in some species, previously a key morphological character, has made it evident that additional characters are required to reflect the genetic diversity in the genus. A new taxonomic character, the schizomedulla, is discussed and shown to distinguish two novel species, A. subglabra and A. scissa, from the morphologically similar species A. delicata. A reticulate, merulioid hymenial surface can no longer be considered a character unique to A. delicata. Furthermore, ITS data from the voucher specimen from which the genome of A. delicata was produced indicates this species is A. subglabra.”
Used references: www.pnwfungi.org/pdf_files/manuscripts_volume_8/naf20136.pdf‎

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Age and Auricularia delicata
By: tripsis
2010-09-07 12:56:52 UTC (+0000)

These were clearly any older than the others I found though and were in very good condition. They were found in the same city (Gangtok), but in different areas. Are there other Auricularia species which look like A. delicata?

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