Name: Gyromitra korfii
Author: (Raitv.) Harmaja
Citation: Karstenia 13: 56 (1973)
WHY? rather than WHO?
Since there does not seem to be a general consensus on just which name to use for these various populations of an easily recognized, well known asco, that we call the snow mushroom here in the west.
the name issue hardly seems resolved. IF now calls G. montana Discina montana.
Mycobank calls it G. montana.
No one seems to know whether or not korfii and montana are separate species or not. If they are the same, with a lot of spore shape diversity and broad ranges, then G. gigas would be the best name for both eastern and western versions.
I have no idea who to believe or what to call this, altho it is one of our more readily identifiable spring mountain ascos.
Created: 2007-06-19 01:26:01 CDT (-0500) by Nathan Wilson (nathan)
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