Observation 66272: Capitotricha rubi (Bres.) Baral
When: 2011-04-24
No herbarium specimen

Notes: These were tiny growing on a dead thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus) twig. Fruiting bodies were 1-2mm across.

Proposed Names

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Eye3
Recognized by sight
74% (3)
Eyes3
Used references: Syn. Lachnum bicolor var. rubi Bres., Dasyscyphus bicolor var. rubi (Bres.) Dennis, Capitotricha bicolor var. rubi (Bres.) Courtec., Lachnum rubi (Bres.) Raitv.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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Not a bad answer at all.
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-04-25 23:34:01 PDT (-0700)

Thank you for the clarification.

MycoBank
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-04-25 23:26:52 PDT (-0700)

which usually is more up to date, also lists Capitotricha rubi as a synonym, but it’s not consistent with Capitotricha bicolor, which they use as the current name for the other variety. The sites I have seen, that are dealing exclusively with ascomycetes, have them both in Capitotricha as different species now.

I don’t have a good answer to your question. The way I see it, a “valid synonym” is a name that is correctly identified as a synonym. It becomes deprecated when someone decides to make it deprecated. It should be done when there’s consensus about using another name, and that’s not always the case..

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-04-25 13:32:06 PDT (-0700)

IF lists Lachnum bicolor var. rubi as the current name for Capitotricha rubi. Is there a difference between a valid and deprecated synonym?

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