Observation 172729: Lactifluus hygrophoroides (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) Kuntze

When: 2014-08-06

Collection location: York Co., Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Erlon (Herbert Baker)

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
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Hi Alan
By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2014-08-07 17:41:33 CDT (-0400)

You may find this paper helpful. http://www.researchgate.net/....II.Two_new_species_of_Lactifluus_(Russulaceae)_withpleurotoidbasidiomata

It is both Lactarius and Lactifluus
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2014-08-07 16:34:35 CDT (-0400)

Depending on who you ask. Anyone can rename fungi, its up to you to decide if you want to accept the new name or use a different valid name.

Personally I would accept Lactifluus if there were other non-latex producing mushrooms between that and Lactarius in a phylogenetic tree. If not I would reject it and use a broader sense of Lactarius. I haven’t seen an updated tree of the Russulaceae though so for now I am just using Lactarius.

Lactarius or Lactifluus
By: Claude Kaufholtz-Couture (Claude Kaufholtz-Couture)
2014-08-07 15:00:24 CDT (-0400)

I study all this from my part with the adequate documents.

By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2014-08-07 14:32:25 CDT (-0400)

One taxon, one name. It cannot be both Lactarius and Lactifluus.

Lactarius or Lactifluus
By: Claude Kaufholtz-Couture (Claude Kaufholtz-Couture)
2014-08-07 13:54:56 CDT (-0400)

Hallo Patrick,
Je comprends, et je te remercie !
I understand, sincerely!

Use either valid name
By: Patrick R. Leacock (MycoGuide)
2014-08-07 12:28:57 CDT (-0400)

If you don’t accept or prefer not to use a different genus name then you can continue to use some other valid legitimate name. Any current name is a matter of consensus. That is why synonyms are linked together.

Hello all !
By: Claude Kaufholtz-Couture (Claude Kaufholtz-Couture)
2014-08-07 08:08:14 CDT (-0400)

Do we have to accept Lactifluus hygrophoroides or continue with Lactarius?

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