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Original_Herbarium_Label: Cortinarius Phlegmacium # 8

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Phlegmacium being the author of Cortinarius!
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2020-11-21 16:07:47 CST (-0500)

The fatal flaw, similar to the Boeing 737 computer program. Fix it.
I have asked one MO user for his Russula voucher specimens. He had them collected but left them to rot in his fridge.

That is because
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2020-11-21 04:44:37 CST (-0500)

When you suggested Cortinarius, instead of using the name “Cortinarius subgenus Phlegmacium”, you used “Cortinarius Phlegmacium”, where Phlegmacium was the author of Cortinarius. Since Phlegmacium didn’t create the genus Cortinarius, this was not a popular name proposal.

The names got merged so I was able to delete my name and vote for your correct proposal.

Citizen science definitely allows collecting voucher specimens.

Interesting,
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2020-11-20 12:18:41 CST (-0500)

when I suggested Cortinarius subgenus Phlegmacium, I got 5% of the community vote.
When Alan suggested the same, he got 85% of the community vote.
In fact, our observation should be called Cortinarius Phlegmacium # 8, but most of the MO users would not understand why. Citizen science does not allow collecting voucher specimens.