Name: Psilocybe merdaria (Fr.) Ricken
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First person to use this name on MO: Nathan Wilson
Editors: Michael Wood, Peter G Werner, walt sturgeon, Erlon Bailey, Byrain


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Status: Deprecated

Name: Psilocybe merdaria

ICN Identifier: missing

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Author: (Fr.) Ricken

Citation: Die Blätterpilze: 251 (1912)

Preferred Synonyms:Deconica merdaria (Fr.) Noordel.

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By: Peter G Werner (pgwerner)
2014-04-15 17:40:37 MDT (-0600)

Unless there is a solid, publication-based reason for not accepting the name Deconica across all species in that genus, please don’t move individual species back into Psilocybe. The basis for separating the two genera is clear, and regardless of anybody’s feeling of which genus should have properly received the name “Psilocybe” (I’d argue that name was established for mainly non-psilocybin-containing species and should have received priority, but that’s not the way things went), Deconica is now the established name for the non-psilocybian group that used to be placed in the genus Psilocybe, including Deconica merdaria.

Good summary of the argument for Deconica on Wikipedia
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2012-01-16 09:08:42 MST (-0700)
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