Name: Humidicutis marginata var. concolor
Author: (A.H. Sm.) Malloch
Citation: Fleshy fungi (Basidiomycota) of the Atlantic Maritime Ecozone: 123 (2010)
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
Country (state) :
Location details : Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Status : Type
I was able to track this down and confirm -utis is a feminine ending in this context.
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.
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!
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.
… 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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