Name: Boletus hortonii
Author: A.H. Sm. & Thiers
Citation: Boletes of Michigan, p. 319. 1971
Preferred Synonyms: Xerocomus hortonii (A.H. Sm. & Thiers) Manfr. Binder & Besl
Deprecated Synonyms: Leccinum hortonii (A.H. Sm. & Thiers) Hongo & Nagas.
Xerocomus hortonii (A.H. Sm. & Thiers) Manfr. Binder & Besl, Micologia 2000 (Trento): 85 (2000)
Boletus hortonii A.H. Sm. & Thiers, Boletes of Michigan (Ann Arbor): 319 (1971)
Boletus subglabripes var. corrugis Peck, Bull. N.Y. St. Mus. nat. Hist. 2: 112 (1897)
Leccinum hortonii (A.H. Sm. & Thiers) Hongo & Nagas., Rep. Tottori Mycol. Inst. 16: 50 (1978)
March 22, 2016
Rugulose, dry, tan pileus. Yellow tubes, unstaining. Whitish stipe, with fine scales. A variant has ben seen in WV and Ohio with a reticulated stipe.
This is a revert to an accepted name. The person who deprecated this name has not presented a case for deprecation.
I skimmed the Binder & Besl (2000) article you linked, and noted that they used the neighbor joining method for their phylogenetic analysis, and that their phylogenetic tree is based on one gene.
I wonder what we would see with better phylogenetic methods and analysis of many genes.
Frankly, I think the science presented in this 15 year old paper does not warrant the deprecation of this taxon name. You would have to at least present an argument to convince me. A naked link to an old paper is not sufficient.
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