Observation 123054: Gliophorus psittacinus (Schaeff.) Herink

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My opinion
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2013-01-21 09:42:24 PST (-0800)

is split..

On one hand I want to use the names that coordinates with IndexFungorum and MycoBank. Sometimes they have different opinions, and then I usually prefer MycoBank which is better updated, but in such cases I need to make a choice.

On the other hand, I have seen discussions in the Nomenclature Committee when some member’s votes depend on the number of hits on Google, so I beleive that the sooner most sites have started using a particular name, the sooner it will become accepted…

In this case, I agree that Gliophorus is the right name to use – or will at least be in the future. I can’t see any competing genus name, and molecular studies indicate that it should be split from Hygrocybe.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-01-21 09:01:04 PST (-0800)

G. psittacinus was already described as such, it is simply a matter of being convinced by the genetic data, and you can start using it right away.

Since H. flavifolia was never described as a Gliophorus, one more step is involved: transferring it to Gliophorus.

It’s not a new genus, so anything that is genetically/morphologically supported as belonging to this clade and already described there (at least once) can be called that (validly) right away. That’s my understanding, anyway.

I agree that it describes a slimy, waxy genus well…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-01-21 08:58:03 PST (-0800)

I just wonder how we know when it is time to actually use it?

Must we seek a “radical” rather than “conservative” body? Or does everyone come around eventually, with time, like to the name Amanita calyptroderma?

All I Want for (Last) Christmas
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-01-21 08:50:13 PST (-0800)

is a Fungal Referee. Many contradicting options exist in our naming/splitting systems, and so few collaborative and stable decision on how to apply them.

Gliophorus is morphologically and genetically well-supported (glutinous cap and stipe, monophyletic within Hygrocybe). Everything so far suggests to me that it should be used. IF is a conservative body, so they haven’t.

accepted by whom?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-01-21 08:43:44 PST (-0800)

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