Observation 128580: Suillus viscidus f. “unknown”

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Recognized by sight: same as the year before, somewhere in between S. viscidus, S. viscidus var. brunneus and S. nueschii
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Of course
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-16 15:57:44 PST (-0800)

without losing the ability of percentage vote.

From the beginning on
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-16 15:57:04 PST (-0800)

I miss the common cf. or aff. for the naming. This is much better than the probability thing. Often there are pics on the net taken from here with a name given and a given thing that the mushroom is the species with that name no matter how many percent the observer has applied to it. This should be treated as everywhere else it is treated.

i can only comment
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-02-16 15:46:45 PST (-0800)

from the naming perspective. it seems premature to designate something ultimately unidentified as a form/variety/subspecies of a known taxon. All that’s known for certain is that it’s Suillus. If anything, I think the situation would call for cf. or aff., something along those lines.

This is a similar case
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-16 14:36:03 PST (-0800)

as in last year’s viscidus f. “white”. They appear there every year and I am just not able to apply a right name to it. Obviously they look like a more yellow Suillus viscidus var. brunneus but also like a too “albino-like” form of Suillus nueschii. No one has done DNA yet. I also do not prefer such names but I have a feeling that S. viscidus alone does not do justice to this.
I would love to be able to just label it SUILLUS VISCIDUS FORMA ….

f. “unknown”
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-02-16 14:27:38 PST (-0800)

what’s to say it’s a form/variety/subspecies of S. viscidus at all, especially if you place it somewhere morphologically between one S. viscidus variety and an entirely different species? I think this is best left as either Suillus sp. or Suillus viscidus with some liner notes.

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