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Copyright © 2011 James
Copyright © 2011 James

Proposed Names

86% (4)
Recognized by sight: Pinkish gills, Pluteus-like in appearance, presence of a volva, ruderal habitat, familiarity with the species.
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By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-02-10 21:21:30 CST (-0500)

Nathan, for that summary – great rundown.

Pretty compelling article…
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2011-02-10 21:14:03 CST (-0500)

In short the old Volvariella was polyphyletic. Volvopluteus is a relatively small sister genus to Pluteus. Amanita is closer to these two genera than any of them are to the clade containing Volvariella volvacea (the type for Volvariella according to MycoBank). There is no proposal for a higher level taxon for Volvariella, but there is evidence that it’s related to Cantharocybe gruberi and Camarophyllus basidiosus.

Article available at:
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2011-02-10 11:53:33 CST (-0500)
I have started using
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-02-10 01:37:09 CST (-0500)

this name at the suggestion of Dr. Vellinga, who I assume has read the paper.

I’d still call it Volvariella…
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2011-02-09 23:24:43 CST (-0500)

…until I read the article. Then I may well update my vote.

Volvopluteus, cool!
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2011-02-09 23:17:14 CST (-0500)

Looks like a new segregate from Volvariella. Index Fungorum doesn’t have it yet, but according to MycoBank its from:

“Phylogeny of the Pluteaceae (Agaricales, Basidiomycota): Taxonomy and character evolution”

Justo, A.; Vizzini A.; Minnis A.M.; Menolli Jr., N.; Capelari, M.; Rodríguez, O.; Malysheva, E.; Contu, M.; Ghignone, S; Hibbett, D.S., 2011, Fungal Biology 115(1): 15

and was published just over a month ago.