Name: Leotia viscosa Fr.
Most Confident Observations:
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First person to use this name on MO: Nathan Wilson
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Leotia viscosa

Author: Fr.

Citation: Syst. mycol. (Lundae) 2(1): 30 (1822)

Synonym(s): Leotia lubrica (Scop.) Pers.

Deprecated Synonyms: Helvella lubrica, Leotia gelatinosa, Leotia lubrica (Scop.) Pers

Misspellings: Leotina lubrica


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Ascomycota

Class: Leotiomycetes

Order: Helotiales

Family: Leotiaceae

Genus: Leotia

Brief Description:

Rubbery,yellow stalked, dark green capped gelatinous, fungus.

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By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2018-01-25 15:37:03 PST (-0800)

The 2004 paper, which seems to be the latest info, suggests L. lubrica and L. viscosa might be synonymous, but does not actually treat them as synonyms. IF has them synonymized, but IF is unreliable.

By: Sarah Prentice
2017-02-28 22:16:56 PST (-0800)

I’m wondering the same thing.

By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2017-01-22 09:58:49 PST (-0800)

Why was L. viscosa deprecated? It appears to be paraphyletic but not synonymous with L. lubrica.

“The phylogenetic analysis in Fig. 4 reveals that the three species of the genus Leotia are paraphyletic and split in several groups. Members of the species L. atrovirens can be found in two groups (III and IV), whereby both are highly supported (PP 1/BS 100, each). Samples of L. lubrica are also divided and can be found exclusively in group II (PP 1/BS 99) on the one hand, and as a large complex together with L. viscosa samples in group I (PP 1/BS 78) on the other. In this L. lubrica/viscosa complex, again several subgroups (a–f) are formed, containing exclusively L. lubrica (b, d, e, f; PP 1/BS 90-100) and L. viscosa (c; PP 1/BS 98) species, respectively, as well as a mixture of L. lubrica and L. viscosa samples (a).”

Kühdorf, K., Münzenberger, B., Begerow, D., Gómez-Laurito, J., & Hüttl, R. F. (2015). Leotia cf. lubrica forms arbutoid mycorrhiza with Comarostaphylis arbutoides (Ericaceae). Mycorrhiza, 25(2), 109-120.

Created: 2007-01-09 21:03:47 PST (-0800) by Nathan Wilson (nathan)
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