Observation 116726: Suillus spraguei (Berk. & Curtis) Kuntze
When: 2009-10-16
No herbarium specimen

Notes: HABITAT lawn; NOTES alone, in lawn under white pine.

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Interesting point
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2016-03-25 14:43:11 CDT (-0400)

Yeah, I see, if you just do a search for the old “Suillus pictus”, only observations with the old name proposed show up. Hmmm…

Good points.
By: Byrain
2016-03-25 14:21:04 CDT (-0400)

But someone may not necessarily notice it or even come across it if they are just looking at observations and their old field guide. Name changes are frequently confusing for those new to biology.

Sure, but with the synonymy in place
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2016-03-25 14:04:45 CDT (-0400)

MO will tell them immediately that Suillus pictus has been deprecated in favor of S. spraguei. And there is a handy comment under S. pictus explaining why.

I just find “I’d call it S. spraguei but doubt that it is S. pictus” is very bizarre and confusing. Easier to interpret the votes if the synonyms are removed.

Wrong names are still useful.
By: Byrain
2016-03-25 13:56:14 CDT (-0400)

As others may make the same mistakes. at least there is the log still.

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