Talk:Lactarius sanguifluus

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GA Review[edit]

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Reviewer: FunkMonk (talk · contribs) 22:30, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

  • Hi, this will be the first fungus article I ever review. FunkMonk (talk) 22:30, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
  • I hope this experience will encourage you to review more! Sasata (talk) 00:43, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
Nice to know, since I hesitated in the past, due to lack of experience with them. Hope I will learn more by reviewing. FunkMonk (talk) 01:05, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Does the species not have an English common name worthy of mention?
  • It sure does, thanks for catching my oversight :O Sasata (talk) 00:43, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
Not sure what the norm is for fungus article, but shouldn't that name also have a mention in the lead? FunkMonk (talk) 04:33, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • "Lactarius sanguifluus is an edible species of fungus" Surely only the mushrooms are edible? So perhaps edible should be written in the sentence after, when the mushrooms are mentioned?
  • Have shuffled this. Sasata (talk) 00:43, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • "and become funnel-shaped in age" With age?
  • Fixed. Sasata (talk) 00:43, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • "have been isolated and identified from the mushrooms." From its mushroom?
  • I think this one's ok – there's no ambiguity as to what mushrooms we're reading about in my opinion. Sasata (talk) 00:43, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Could be nice with a short presentation of the persons mentioned, such as "Swedish mycologist Elias Magnus Fries", etc.
  • I tend not to do that with every name that appears, as it tends to get repetitive when there's been a lot of nomenclatural changes and they're all mycologists. Have added this information for the fellow who first described it. Sasata (talk) 00:43, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • What is the status of Hypophyllum? A junior synonym of another genus? In that case, a link would be in order, but it seems we have no article for it.
  • "Because Paulet's 1811 drawing of the species was not typical" His type illustration?
  • Yes, fixed. Sasata (talk) 00:43, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
So what was not typical, the specimen depicted? FunkMonk (talk) 04:32, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Added morphology, but the source doesn't go into any more detail. Sasata (talk) 07:06, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Of all the countries it appears in, why mention the Indian and Spanish names? Seems arbitrary.
  • I've removed the Indian name but kept the Spanish names as they are often used in culinary circles. Sasata (talk) 07:21, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Any explanations for why it was reclassified (and how it was classified in the first place)? What were the rationales?
  • My sources are coming up empty for any useful explanation of why the species was transferred between three genera. I added a bit about why it is classified in the section Dapetes. Sasata (talk) 09:01, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • To me, this image[1] gives a better impression of how it looks than the infobox image, especially since there is already an image of the underside in the article.
  • I agree and have swapped it. It shows the "bleeding" reaction on the stipe nicely. Sasata (talk) 00:43, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • "The gills have an adnate to slightly decurrent attachment to the stem. Somewhat crowded, they are pale vinaceous with a pale pinkish-buff edge." The somewhat crowded gills? It seems odd that "somewhat crowded" should be mentioned in the next sentence, I was confused as to what it was even referring to when I first read it.
  • Have shuffled these bits around. Sasata (talk) 07:06, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Not a first language English speaker, so this might be obvious, but what does "grow on the grow" mean?
  • Oops – fixed. Sasata (talk) 07:06, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • "Spaniards from Barcelona" persons/men from Barcelona? We already know it was in Spain, so Spaniards seems redundant.
  • Trimmed. Sasata (talk) 07:06, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • The small section under similar species seems to make more sense under taxonomy? It does not appear to be about simply similar species, as much as classification.
  • That sentence have been moved up as suggested, and a more proper similar species section put in its place. Sasata (talk) 07:06, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • It seems to have a very sporadic distribution, with only some countries mentioned here, but these span a huge area. Is anything omitted?
  • I've added more more details. Will keep looking ... Sasata (talk) 07:06, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Ok, I think this section is reasonably thorough now. Sasata (talk) 10:26, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • "with a guaiane skeletons" A skeletons?
  • Fixed. Sasata (talk) 00:43, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • The article looks much better now, with the expansion and new images. I was going to ask about a longer lead, but you've already taken care of that. So I will pass it now. Nice read! FunkMonk (talk) 18:04, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the review, FunkMonk, I appreciate it. Sasata (talk) 19:38, 30 August 2013 (UTC)