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Neobulgaria pura

Observed: 28th August 2012 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Neobulgaria pura
Neobulgaria pura (4)
Neobulgaria pura (2)
Neobulgaria pura (3)
Description:

In Beech area of woodland on a fallen branch small pinkish gelatinous cushion-like with flat top size ranged from 1-4 cm

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

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var. pura?

What makes it Neobulgaria pura var. pura not just N. pura?
Lovely specimens!

Janet
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ispot

It seems that ispot does as I put N.pura I tried a few timed then bowed to ispots superior knowledge.I have noticed a few seem to do this but I don't know why.I have just had a look in Jordan's book again and under Neobulgaria pura is N.pura var foliacea so I wonder if the var pura is added to stop confusion.
What's your thoughts

Sheila

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I did wonder.

Like you I had checked Jordan's and others and like you I have had iSpot alter my entries. Sometimes I pedantically go back and type the version I've heard of myself. I know scientific names are complex but in spite of supposedly being universally recognisable and definitive they seem to change regularly. My books do not seem to be up to date, particularly with some birds and plants, so I thought I might have missed something (quite likely). I thought 'var' referred to a stable mutation of a species so wondered if this had happened to the Beech Jellydisc. I like to be as correct as possible but sometimes feel the odds are stacked against me!

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

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Agreed

I have always known it to mean that with plants I think as you said we will not find out I was taught at collage that but it was a long time ago and like you I have quite new books which seem to be out of date with some names,I think we will have to muddle along but I will change the id on this one.

Sheila

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