Talk:Russula densifolia

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Reviewer: J Milburn (talk · contribs) 10:03, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

Generally very strong, just a couple of nitpicks:

  • The second picture lacks a caption.
  • Oops, added. Sasata (talk) 16:54, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
  • It's odd that you don't mention the forms that are recognised in the taxonomy section; only those that aren't.
  • As far as I can tell, all subtaxa are not considered significant (by Fungorum) and have been lumped into the main type.
  • But you list/describe subtaxa in the third paragraph of the description; it seems odd that these subtaxa aren't mentioned in the taxonomy section. J Milburn (talk) 16:59, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Yes, I see now ... have now moved this to the taxonomy section so the reader doesn't get the impression that these are still considered valid taxa. Sasata (talk) 17:44, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Yes, corrected. Sasata (talk) 16:54, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
  • What are "sphaerocysts"?
  • Glossed a definition. Sasata (talk) 16:54, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
  • "epicutus", which I think you've misspelt, is another undefined word
  • Now spelled correctly, and meaning should be clear from surrounding text. Sasata (talk) 16:54, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
  • You mention "a cap cuticle that is rarely less than 150 micrometers thick" in the lead, but this isn't repeated in the article proper. Is this particularly thick?
  • Not really, but it helps distinguish this species from similar Russula species. I'll dig up the Shaffer paper and see if I can make this more clear. Sasata (talk) 16:54, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Took out the specifics from the lead, and added a bit about cuticle width in the micro characeristics section. Sasata (talk) 17:44, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
  • "R. densifolia is often confused with R. acrifolia, but its gills do not change color when bruised." But the latter's?
  • Added. Sasata (talk) 17:44, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
  • "Tobacco Mosaic Virus" Probably doesn't need to be capitalised
  • Fixed. Sasata (talk) 16:54, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Added. Sasata (talk) 16:54, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Check page numbers on the Shaffer source.
  • Fixed. Sasata (talk) 17:44, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

Sources generally look great- well done on digging up those obscure non-English journals! Pictures are excellent. No issues with stability, NPOV etc. J Milburn (talk) 10:03, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

Happy to promote. If you're aiming for FAC, I'd recommend expanding the lead, looking for any more research to talk about in the short "research" section and looking again at the subtaxa/synonyms (for example, some of the synonyms are not listed in the taxobox). You may also want to consider a mycomorphbox, but I wouldn't lose sleep over it! Anyway, great work, as ever. J Milburn (talk) 18:45, 21 October 2013 (UTC)