Malcolm Storey

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    jhilty commented on "Inflorescence in bud - side view":

    This photo from BioImages is not Agrimonia eupatoria, nor even an Agrimonia (Rosaceae). It's not even in the correct plant family. It is something in the Asteraceae, possibly a Eupatorium or Eupatoriadelphus. Agrimonia eupatoria produces a narrow spike of simple yellow flowers, whereas the photographed plant has a panicle of pink flowerheads.

    over 1 year ago

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    C. Michael Hogan commented on "Associations":

    in review

    over 1 year ago

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    Erwin Gruber commented on "Pinnules - close-up":

    Having some experience with Polystichum sp. (botanist), i may redeterminate the images of this individual to: Polystichum setiferum (Forsk.) Woynar, Soft Shield Fern. I do not see any intermediacy between P. aculeatum and P. setiferum from those images, thus i doubt it to be the hybrid Polystichum x bicknellii.

    over 1 year ago

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    Erwin Gruber commented on "In situ":

    Having some experience with Polystichum sp. (botanist), i may redeterminate the images of this individual to: Polystichum setiferum (Forsk.) Woynar, Soft Shield Fern. I do not see any intermediacy between P. aculeatum and P. setiferum from those images, thus i doubt it to be the hybrid Polystichum x bicknellii.

    over 1 year ago

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    Jeremy Rice commented on "Associations":

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    over 1 year ago • deleted: over 1 year ago

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    C. Michael Hogan commented on "Associations":

    exact duplicate

    over 1 year ago

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    Steve Haddock commented on "Top view - whole animal":

    How do we mark it so genus Ctenophora doesn't show up in the pages for Phylum Ctenophora? I don't want to untrust it, but would like to remove those associations, in bulk.

    over 1 year ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on an older version of Top view:

    Costa is curved about 2/3 way down, so I think this is Dingy Footman, E.griseola/griseolum.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Associations:

    Soft Fruit is not a taxon name.

    almost 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Malcolm Storey who took this action.

    Malcolm Storey commented on an older version of Image of an unknown taxon:

    @Priscila Chaverri: Yes, there are a number of these confusing statements on EOL images from my website. It's not obvious from my current page (click on "More Info") how this arose. I don't know whether it was originally wrong on my website, or if it went wrong when EOL's spider scraped it. Certainly there are several places where EOL's spider was confused by punctuation (eg place names) and this maybe another of those - the original could well have had a comma: "Geoglossum cookeanum, covering ascocarp"

    It's 2 years since EOL harvested my content. We agreed a joint background project to build a more direct route and harvesting was suspended. Unfortunately neither side had time to progress it, but we're now hoping to move it forward this winter and this should correct such errors.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Malcolm Storey commented on an older version of Image of Blistum ovalisporum and Byssostilbe stilbigera:

    @Priscila Chaverri: Keith Seifert (who synonymised them) now considers Blistum ovalisporum to be distinct from Byssostilbe stilbigera. (K. Seifert, pers comm. 31/8/05)

    almost 2 years ago

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    Jamie McMillan commented on "Malcolm Storey":

    Malcolm, I can't find any photos of Beautiful China-Mark on EOL in media. I look under Nymphula stagnata (Donovan, 1806) for which name you are the only source credited - although I think it is still the accepted UK name, and most of the records are mapped in the UK. The other one is N. nitidula which looks the same, but all the records are continental. Which do you think is the accepted name now, or is there a fight about it?

    almost 2 years ago

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    Priscila Chaverri commented on an older version of Image of Blistum ovalisporum and Byssostilbe stilbigera:

    Synonym of Byssostilbe stilbigera

    almost 2 years ago

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    Malcolm Storey commented on an older version of Image of Nectria cinnabarina:

    @Katja Schulz: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh also place Hypocreaceae in Plantae! That surely went out of fashion a long time before the 1990's.

    I guess herbaria might use informal classifications for convenient access to and storage of specimens (relating to room, cupboard, shelf and box names), rather than attempting to strictly model philogeny. Of course changes to the classification are a lot more time consuming if you have to physically reorganise specimens.

    EOL perhaps ought to have some way of downplaying informal classifications.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Priscila Chaverri commented on an older version of Image of an unknown taxon:

    This description is confusing. It is not "Geoglossum cookeanum covering ascocarp." It is really "Hypomyces papulasporae covering living ascocarp of Geoglossum cookeanum"

    almost 2 years ago

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    Priscila Chaverri commented on an older version of Image of an unknown taxon:

    This description is confusing. It is not "Geoglossum cookeanum covering ascocarp." It is really "Hypomyces papulasporae covering living ascocarp of Geoglossum cookeanum"

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Image of Nectria cinnabarina:

    @Priscila Chaverri: Thanks, we'll request that Biopix & Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh update their taxonomies.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Priscila Chaverri commented on an older version of Image of Nectria cinnabarina:

    @Katja Schulz: This a taxonomic "view" that has been discontinued. Before the 1990s, the Hypocreales consisted of just one family Hypocreaceae. Then the order was split into several families and Nectria was placed in Nectriaceae.

    almost 2 years ago

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    Katja Schulz commented on an older version of Image of Nectria cinnabarina:

    @Priscila Chaverri: Some EOL content partners place Nectria in Hypocreaceae. Is this outright wrong or an alternative taxonomic view?

    almost 2 years ago

  • Profile picture of Priscila Chaverri who took this action.

    Priscila Chaverri commented on an older version of Image of Nectria cinnabarina:

    @Malcolm Storey: Hi Malcolm, Thanks. I see that now. And at close up it does look like the anamorph of N. cinnabarina. It is just that those images with the contaminant spores are confusing and that hopefully users will understand that it is not typical. Thanks for pointing it out. I am starting to learn how to navigate through EoL.

    almost 2 years ago