Collection location: Lambir Hills National Park, Borneo, Sarawak, Malaysia [Click for map]
Who: Tom Bruns (pogon)
The photos are actually of two collections. One made on May 25, and one on May 28th, but they came from the very same spot.
Here is a report about it with some quotes from Dennis Desjardin:
“Spongiforma squarepantsii, a new species of gasteroid bolete from Borneo,” was published online on May 10, 2011 in Mycologia
The cover photo is clearly the basis for the name.
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great article Tom and Dennis, and way to contact a majority of obsessive field mycologists/Citizen Scientists (is it just me, or is this term just a wee bit smarmy?): writing for M the J (that’s Mushrag to you) and posting to MO: over 3000 MO members and counting, many of whom are likely candidates for contributing to the North American Mycoflora Project.
Clever product placement, Tom! ;)
BTW, your link to the article won’t fully load (although I did read most of it already this past week). I tried from your lab website, too.
Dennis and wrote a little ditty about the species in Mushroom the Journal. You can grab the article here:
This is the reference: Mushroom the Journal 107(28): 55-56, 58-59.
so juvenile, and yet so cool. ;)
plus, a real! live! bizarro fungus!
Mycologia is positively tame after this…unless that really IS the cover photo??! (I have only seen the online, preview version.)
I can’t believe this went unmentioned in the field course.
i must have been shoveling snow. figures.
Is it possible to add a SEM image of the hymenophore which is supposed to look like a seafloor covered with tube sponges?
Use a cute name (which I’m sure the reviewers hated) and get lots of press!:
… to the Wikipedia article @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spongiforma_squarepantsii Thanks!
Thanks for sharing!!