Observation 78254: Fomitopsis officinalis (Vill.) Bondartsev & Singer

When: 2011-10-07

Collection location: San Juan Spruce, Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada [Click for map]

48.588°N 124.186°W

Who: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)

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It does not
By: Chaelthomas (Chaelthomas)
2017-06-07 05:58:20 CDT (-0400)

And i venture to think perhaps there is a complex.
Ive noted different looking strains be it from different parts of the pnw as well as europe.
It is partly why ive been collecting them. Sampling and sequencing each micro region of the pnw and hopefully in china and in europe.

I agree with you
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2017-06-07 05:55:18 CDT (-0400)

I believe that Kotlaba & Pouzar had good reason to treat Fomitopsis officinalis as a different genus, Laricifomes. Let’s hope Jim Ginns will accept the genus Liricifomes in the next edition of his book. Until that time, it is Fomitopsis officinalis for our MO postings. I can assure you that the polypore itself does not mind one way or the other. Adolf

According to
By: Chaelthomas (Chaelthomas)
2017-06-07 05:38:00 CDT (-0400)

Certain literature, it is genetically different then fomitopsis so that was my reasoning for changing the name. It wasnt ment as anything personal. That book you mention is a good one and i am working on something similar but far more complicated in terms of intensive labor. Let me know if you are doing any dna sequencing for this species. I have about 16 or so pieces of tissue from different collections.

Why Fomitopsis officinalis (Vill.) Bondartsev & Singer?
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2017-06-07 05:21:28 CDT (-0400)

Both Fomitopsis officinalis (Vill.) Bondartsev & Singer & Laricifomes officinalis (Batsch) Kotl. & Pouzar are synonyms, none of them is deprecated and both of them are preferred by some. In our polypore postings we follow Polypores of British Columbia (Fungi: Basidiomycota) by Jim Ginns, who uses the name Fomitopsis officinalis for this polypore:
https://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/TR/TR104.pdf
In fact, I would have preferred the genus name Lariciffomes, since Kotlaba & Pouzar, who established that genus, were my more senior colleagues in the Botanical Institute in Pruhonice, Czech Republic.
MO has just started an Expert Class of MO users, and Oluna and I have applied for that status in order to protect our MO names from deprecation by non-experts. We hope that our waiting period won’t be too long. Meanwhile, please refrain from deprecating our preferred synonyms. Adolf (& Oluna)

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