How many species are named straight from the field guideswrn

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How many species are named straight from the field guideswrn

Postby david dell » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:35 pm

"Will all users, however, keep in mind that naming species from posted photographs is invariably risky and regrettably material identified in this way cannot be included in datasets unless it has also been determined through proper examination of voucher material." ---Would suggest this only applies to the last 5% of items found.
For this last 5%,even grinding through the internet and many pictures and their accompanying notes,however brief,you are left with the impression that some words and pictures do not match.Put a row of pix from the net on a page for a couple of species and found difficulty in differentiating between the two varieties, now awaiting a copy of Ellis and Ellis for items found in "mossy" surrounds.Drawings not "pix"!
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Re: How many species are named straight from the field guideswrn

Postby david dell » Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:59 pm

Then you land on Arrhenia spathulata,which is not described but that seems to have a remarkable similarity to Leptoglossum retirigum which is described and is now an "Arrhenia"! Both of these are unlike Arrhenia chlorocyanea which looks like a common or garden small fungi with pronounced gills and lip to the cap! More fully researched descriptive guides please!
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