Name: Amanita Pers. subgenus Amanita
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First person to use this name on MO: R. E. Tulloss
Editors: Jason Hollinger, Erlon, Image Sharer, Jacob Kalichman


Rank: Subgenus

Status: Accepted

Name: Amanita subgenus Amanita

Author: Pers.



Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Amanitaceae

Genus: Amanita

Notes on Taxonomy: [Edit]

Amanita subgen. Amanita [autonym]

Conserved type: Amanita muscaria (L.: Fr.) Lam. 1783 fide Wiersema et al. (2015), with corrected authority as permitted by Art. 55.3.


Redhead, S. A., Vizzini, A., Drehmel, D. C., & Contu, M. (2016). Saproamanita, a new name for both Lepidella E.-J. Gilbert and Aspidella E.-J. Gilbert (Amaniteae, Amanitaceae). IMA fungus, 7(1), 119-129.

Brief Description:

Amanita subgenus Amanita is defined as comprising all and only those taxa of the genus Amanita that bear spores that are inamyloid, i.e., have spore walls that do not become darkened by exposure to iodine (e.g., Melzer’s Reagent).”

It is comprised of the sections A. section Amanita, A. section Caesareae, and A. section Vaginatae.

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I was not happy with the way I had written my comment.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-12-15 22:24:02 GMT (+0000)

There’s no point to it being here anymore. I removed it.

Very best,


By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2013-12-15 19:51:34 GMT (+0000)


It would appear
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-09-02 18:37:31 BST (+0100)

that anywhere the (subgenus ____) convention is used, the site interprets everything in parentheses as part of the author’s name. Go to ‘Edit Name’ on any subgenus-containing taxon and you’ll see it listed in the ‘Author’ field, every time. I’m suddenly wondering if this has any collateral impacts elsewhere on the site.

There also appears to be no standardization of usage between the terms subgenus, section and subsection. It might be worthwhile to flesh out when and where each term is best applied.

EDIT: creating a name with parentheses in the name yields the error: Name is invalid for the rank [insert rank]. sounds like a site fix to add to the pile…

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