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“Clavaria fragilis was originally described from Denmark in 1790 by Danish naturalist and mycologist Theodor Holmskjold,2 and was sanctioned under this name by Elias Magnus Fries in his 1821 Systema Mycologicum.3 The Latin epithet fragilis refers to the brittle fruit bodies. The species was redescribed by Swedish mycologist Olof Swartz in 1811, using the name Clavaria vermicularis (the epithet meaning “wormlike”). Though it is a later synonym—and thus obsolete according to the principle of priority—the latter name is still frequently used today." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clavaria_fragilis
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You can see in the species page, the name C. vermicularis is deprecated, and C. fragilis is the accepted name. But I was wondering if anyone knew why? I guess someone should check from other sources if this is really true, or a typo perhaps…
I tried to enter C. vermicularis. Not a legit name MO said, perhaps wrongly?
Does anyone know why this is Clavaria fragilis instead of Clavaria vermicularis?
Created: 2010-12-27 02:25:59 EST (-0500)
Last modified: 2010-12-27 02:26:00 EST (-0500)
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