Observation 57455: Holwaya mucida (Schulzer) Korf & Abawi

When: 2010-10-28

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

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By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2012-01-26 16:28:45 PST (-0800)


I see that you just deprecated Crinula calciiformis. I guess that answers my question.

Hi Walt,

I wonder if you have any further information on the proper name for these little black guys. From what I understand, the name Crinula calciiformis denotes asexual fruit bodies, whereas Holwaya mucida denotes sexual fruit bodies. A species is not a fruit though. As you can see here and in many other observations, both kinds of fruit bodies are continuous with a single organism/mycelium/colony. Moreover, all colonies, whether producing sexual fruits, asexual fruits, or both, are parts of the same continuous chunk of genealogical nexus; they are all parts of the same unit of evolution, and therefore all members of the same species if we employ an evolutionary species concept.

What do you think is the proper name for the fungus living down in the wood from which both sexual and asexual fruits spring?

Crinula is the asexual stage.
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-10-29 10:01:41 PDT (-0700)

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