gardener's picture

Steccerinum ochraceum query

Observed: 7th November 2009 By: gardenergardener is knowledgeable about Fungi and Lichensgardener’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichensgardener’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichensgardener’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichensgardener’s earned reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Steccerinum ochraceum Q
Description:
Identifications

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

miked's picture

with the modified spelling

with the modified spelling you can now click on the nbn interactive map and see that there is no dot for this species in the area where you found it so it might be a new record for that area (or it could be that the nbn map is not fully up to date) either way it might be worth reporting to your local fungi recorder.

gardener's picture

The difficulty with using the

The difficulty with using the NBN maps to get an idea of species distribution in Southern Ireland is that most Irish records aren't submitted to it .....
I've yet to discover a source of fungi distribution data for the South - help or suggestions would be appreciated!

cooperj's picture

Distribution data

The best source of distribution data outside the NBN jurisdiction should be from GBIF which aggregates data from lots of sources - including the NBN. The GBIF records for Steccherinum ochraceum (note the h) can be found at ...
http://data.gbif.org/species/14379314/
In this case it doesn't help as there aren't any for southern ireland. There's a strong case for sites like iSpot becoming a GBIF provider so at least we can get some dots on the map in such places.

Jerry - wearing my hat the GBIF Node Manager for New Zealand.

Jerry C

gardener's picture

The Waterford Biodiversity

The Waterford Biodiversity Centre has a couple of records for Steccherinum ochraceum in the south of Ireland, but some of the difficulty seems to be that recorders submit to different mapping schemes.
(And unfortunately some over here just sit tight on their records which doesn't help biodiversity awareness at all.)