Observation 89417: Micromphale arbuticola Desjardin

When: 2011-11-27

Collection location: Los Trancos Preserve, Palo Alto, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

No specimen available

Found on rotting madrone bark.

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By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-03-15 19:29:12 EET (+0200)

Smells like transition chaos or so to call :)

By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2012-03-15 18:36:41 EET (+0200)

Well, it is still used in the sources I have, that were published 15 years ago…

I have no idea there. Hmmm… looking in the Antonin and Nordeloos from 2010 on Marasmiod and Collybiod fungi of Europe, I see that is true. The type for Micromphale, M. foetidum, has been moved to Gymnopus foetidus there. I think I knew that there at one point, but I seem to have forgotten that.

But this Micromphale is western US only, and wasn’t mentioned in that work at least. Not sure if anyone has gotten around to moving this species somewhere else, or what the local guys think about moving things out of Micromphale.

So what about Micromphale?
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-03-15 18:03:35 EET (+0200)

Hasn’t that name been deprecated too? European species formerly within this genus have been shifted to Gymnopus and Marasmiellus respectively.

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