Name: Gyromitra korfii (Raitv.) Harmaja
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First person to use this name on MO: Nathan Wilson
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Gyromitra korfii

Author: (Raitv.) Harmaja

Citation: Karstenia 13: 56 (1973)


Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Ascomycota

Class: Pezizomycetes

Order: Pezizales

Family: Discinaceae

Genus: Gyromitra

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perhaps my question should have been …
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-05-05 11:30:17 PDT (-0700)

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.

who deprecated montana to korfii?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-05-05 10:31:15 PDT (-0700)

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: 2007-06-18 23:26:01 PDT (-0700) by Nathan Wilson (nathan)
Last modified: 2017-05-23 21:27:53 PDT (-0700) by walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
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