Name: Humidicutis marginata var. concolor (A.H. Sm.) Malloch
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First person to use this name on MO: walt sturgeon
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Rank: Variety

Status: Accepted

Name: Humidicutis marginata var. concolor

Author: (A.H. Sm.) Malloch

Citation: Fleshy fungi (Basidiomycota) of the Atlantic Maritime Ecozone: 123 (2010)

Deprecated Synonyms: Hygrocybe marginata var. concolor (A.H. Sm.) Bessette, A.R. Bessette, Roody & Sturgeon, Hygrophorus marginatus var. concolor A.H. Sm.


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Hygrophoraceae

Genus: Humidicutis

Species: Humidicutis marginata

Notes on Taxonomy: [Edit]

Chapter in the book: 2010. Assessment of Species Diversity in the Atlantic Maritime Ecozone. :1-758

Collected by : A.H. Smith
Collectors number : 33324
Collection date : 05/09/1949
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Location details : Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Status : Type

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Thanks, Herbert!
By: Thomas Stoughton (Tstou10)
2018-12-03 11:27:56 EST (-0500)

I was able to track this down and confirm -utis is a feminine ending in this context.

-us is masculine, -is is generally feminine
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2018-12-01 09:12:19 EST (-0500)

Looks like within agaricoid mushrooms , all 81 “-us” genera are masculine. Of the 30 “-is” genera, 28 are feminine, and Ossicaulis and Mycetinis are masculine.

Botanical nomenclature/Latin…
By: Thomas Stoughton (Tstou10)
2018-12-01 08:57:31 EST (-0500)

Thanks, Jacob— I understand these genera are not closely related, but I’m asking about the name Humidicutis and its ending (-is) being masculine (I think!), with a species name ‘marginata’ being feminine (-a). Perhaps the ending -is is neutral, and that’s why it is ok. I’ll have to check my botanical Latin book, as it has been way too long since I took bot Latin. In nomenclature there are fairly strict rules about agreement between genders of genera and their species, and this caught my eye as not being in agreement. I’m probably just wrong!

Different endings
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2018-12-01 07:43:23 EST (-0500)

I don’t know entirely how the genders work but I can tell you that -is (Humidicutis) and -us (Hygrophorus) have nothing to do with each other.

Latin declension: can anyone explain to me…
By: Thomas Stoughton (Tstou10)
2018-12-01 06:40:38 EST (-0500)

… why these Latin names don’t agree? I would expect H. marginatus would be the correct form so as to have same gender for genus and species (as when it was treated as Hygrophorus). Thanks!

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Created: 2011-07-02 22:47:43 EDT (-0400) by walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
Last modified: 2018-12-03 11:27:56 EST (-0500) by Erlon Bailey (Herbert Baker)
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