Name: Volvariella gloiocephala (DC.) Boekhout & Enderle
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Rank: Species

Status: Deprecated

Name: Volvariella gloiocephala

ICN Identifier: missing

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Author: (DC.) Boekhout & Enderle


Preferred Synonyms:Volvopluteus gloiocephalus (DC.) Vizzini, Contu & Justo

Deprecated Synonyms: Volvariella speciosa (Fr.) Singer, Amanita speciosa

Notes on Taxonomy: [Edit]

I don’t know the details surrounding the synonymy with Volvariella speciosa but Index Fungorum lists V. gloiocephala as the preferred name, but MykoWeb lists V. speciosa as preferred. In any case everyone seems to agree that the two names reference the same taxon.

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By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2011-02-11 13:22:22 AEDT (+1100)

See According to this article and some other articles, based on genetic information, the old Volvariella was polyphyletic. Volvopluteus as defined in the article 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 in the article, but there is genetic evidence that it’s related to )Cantharocybe gruberi) and )Camarophyllus basidiosus).

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