Observation 63767: Mycena longiseta Höhn.

Original herbarium label: Mycena longiseta Höhn.
Growing on decaying cone of Psuedotsuga menziesii
Herbarium specimen: UBC F26526 [as Mycena longiseta]

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The drawing is from the January 15, 2006 collection from more/less the same site.

Proposed Names

23% (6)
Recognized by sight
22% (4)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Desjardin, D. E. & E. Horak. (2002). Agaricales of Indonesia. 4. Mycena sect.
Longisetae with comments on allied species. – Sydowia 54(2): 142-156.
Based on microscopic features

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What is wrong with Mycena longiseta Höhn. ?
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2016-12-04 03:28:08 CST (-0600)

We labeled our specimens as Mycena longiseta Höhn. and we don’t see any reason that we should change it to something else. Please stay away from our observation names. Thanks! Adolf

how do you do it
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2016-08-13 11:40:51 CDT (-0500)

with your collections of this Mycena?

I would have labeled this such
By: Rocky Houghtby
2016-08-13 10:41:47 CDT (-0500)

Because the current best systematics of Mycena rely on morphology, and microscopy. When a monographic treatment of Mycena emerges that utilizes molecular data, I will be much more comfortable using specific taxa in this genus. In other words, I believe that the infrageneric taxon, while being less specific, is also less questionable.

No, it’s not a question of taxonomy
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2016-08-13 10:13:17 CDT (-0500)

but if you label it “Mycena sect. Longisetae”, you make it into a taxonomy question. What species from that section would it be? We are quite comfortable with Mycena longiseta sensu A.H. Sm., because it is the best label for our specimens at this moment. If you look at the annotation label of one Smith’s specimen, you see that he was not sure if to call this entity one way or the other:

Why not Mycena longiseta sensu A.H. Sm.?
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2016-08-13 10:05:06 CDT (-0500)

Seems like that would be a better, more specific name that Mycena sect. Longisetae.

Not a question of taxonomy
By: Rocky Houghtby
2016-08-13 08:43:32 CDT (-0500)

According to Desjardin & Horak (2002), M. longiseta is restricted to Southeast Asia, and differs microscopically from North American collections. I don’t know what the best name for this collection is, but, for the previously mentioned geographical restriction, it is not M. longiseta. Personally, I probably would have identified and accessioned this using the infrageneric taxon “Mycena sect. Longisetae”.

The best name for our (O&AC) collections of this Mycena
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2016-08-10 16:28:57 CDT (-0500)

would be Mycena longiseta sensu A.H. Sm.

That’s it!
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2016-08-09 17:27:03 CDT (-0500)

Since one cannot tell when it works and when it does not ,,, However in this case, is it really a taxonomical question or question of applying the current name to correctly ID’d observation. Let me to have a look at it before you, or so-called Consensus change it again. Adolf

Seems like its working
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2016-08-09 17:02:17 CDT (-0500)

this time…

I do cheat
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2016-08-09 00:15:46 CDT (-0500)

more often than not.

Why not?
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2016-08-08 22:03:32 CDT (-0500)
My photographs cannot be trusted
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2016-08-08 19:59:34 CDT (-0500)
because you posted photographs
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2016-08-08 18:44:03 CDT (-0500)

and he saw them with his sight

By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2016-08-07 21:02:34 CDT (-0500)

How can you write “Recognized by Sight” when you did not see the specimen?

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