Observation 159577: Trametes sanguinea (L.) Lloyd

When: 2013-06-27

Collection location: Agüita Fría, San Andrés Tlalnehuayocan, Veracruz, Mexico [Click for map]


Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

No specimen available

On hardwood.



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Trametes vs. Pycnoporus
By: Alfredo Justo (Fredo)
2014-02-12 18:29:12 CST (-0500)

the name that you will use depends on your taxonomic preference, both Trametes sanguinea and Pycnoporus sanguineus are perfectly valid and correct names

if you think that the members of the Trametes clade should be classified under one single genus (i.e. Trametes) then T. sanguinea should be used

if you prefer to split the trametoid clade into several genera then P. sanguineus should be used

I do not know what criteria are used in nomeclatural repositories such us as Indexfungorum of Mycobank to decide what name they prefer. Probably how widely used by the community one of the alternate names is, plays a role in that decision. At the moment most people still use the name that has been more widely used in the last decades(Pycnoporus).

If our proposal to use Trametes for all the trametoid things becomes widely accepted and used then eventualy Trametes sanguinea will become the preferred option; if any of the other possible taxonomic arrangements for this group is used then the name Pyconoporus sanguineus will be used.

By: Byrain
2014-02-12 16:02:24 CST (-0500)
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-02-12 15:54:14 CST (-0500)

why T. sanguinea over P. sanguineus? IndexFungorum and MycoBank favor Pycnoporus.

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-02-12 10:51:59 CST (-0500)


sanguinea vs. sanguineus
By: Alfredo Justo (Fredo)
2014-02-12 10:41:14 CST (-0500)

when used in the genus Trametes the gender of the epithet must be changed accordingly. Trametes is considered to be a feminine name

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