Name: Pleurotus sensu lato
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First person to use this name on MO: Jacob Kalichman
Editors: Richard Kneal


Rank: Genus

Status: Accepted

Name: Pleurotus

Author: sensu lato


Notes on Taxonomy: [Edit]

for Pleurotoid agarics.


Crepidotus Crepidotaceae
Pleuroflammula Crepidotaceae
Simocybe (e.g. S. haustellaris) Crepidotaceae
Deconica/Melanotus (e.g. D. horizontalis) Strophariaceae s.l.
Gymnopilus (e.g. G. pyrrhus) Strophariaceae s.l.
Phaeomarasmius (e.g. P. siquierii) Tubariaceae
Pleurocollybia Biannulariaceae
Ossicaulis Lyophyllaceae
Clitopilus (e.g. C. hobsonii) Entolomataceae
Entoloma subgenus Claudopus Entolomataceae
Rimbachia (incertae sedis)
Campanophyllum Cyphellaceae
Cheimonophyllum Cyphellaceae
Campanella Marasmiaceae
Chaetocalathus Marasmiaceae
Cellypha Marasmiaceae
Marasmius (e.g. M. conchiformis) Marasmiaceae
Moniliophthora Marasmiaceae
Tetrapyrgos Marasmiaceae
Panellus Mycenaceae
Resinomycena Mycenaceae
Anthracophyllum Omphalotaceae
Gymnopanella Omphalotaceae
Gymnopus (e.g. G. subsupinus) Omphalotaceae
Mycetinis (e.g. M. ignobilis) Omphalotaceae
Neonothopanus Omphalotaceae
Nothopanus Omphalotaceae
Omphalotus Omphalotaceae
Lignomyces Porotheleaceae
Resupinatus Porotheleaceae
Scytinotus Porotheleaceae
Trogia Porotheleaceae
Schizophyllum Schizophyllaceae
Hohenbuehelia Pleurotaceae
Pleurotus Pleurotaceae
Arrhenia (e.g. A. spathulata) Hygrophoraceae
Sarcomyxa Hygrophoraceae
Tectella Hygrophoraceae
Phyllotopsis Typhulaceae
Pleurocybella Typhulaceae


- Plicaturopsis

- Elmerina
- Protodaedalea

- Lentinellus

- Antrodia
- Daedalea
- Subantrodia

- Gloeophyllum
- Neolentinus (e.g. N. adhaerens)
- Osmoporus

- Craterellus pleurotoides

- Panus

- Paxillus

- Daedaleopsis
- Neofavolus
- Lentinus (e.g. L. copulatus)
- Trametes (e.g. T. betulina)

- Lactifluus panuoides group
- Russula campinensis

- Meiorganum
- Pseudomerulius
- Tapinella

- Lenzitopsis

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looking back at this
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-12-11 16:34:10 PST (-0800)

and looking at where this name page is now, it’s beautiful to see all the taxa to which this name can apply. whatever body-form names out there don’t yet have this (except for the self explanatory ones) should be given the same treatment.

I don’t think this name’s dangerous
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2017-02-13 15:20:33 PST (-0800)

I’m pretty insensitive to slippery slope arguments in general and this is no exception – if you’re invoking a future point that’d be going too far, then you’re implicitly saying “Yes, this particular step is okay”. So, what’s in order is a warning/call to plan for that future, not a preemptive ending.

“Marasmiaceae” is already used for Marasmioid things – have there been any problems with it? (I think usage of that name should largely/entirely be replaced with “Marasmiaceae sensu lato” but that’s a different issue)

“Tricholoma sensu lato” doesn’t make much sense to me personally, just because I’ve never felt the need for such a name, but it seems fine if others would find it useful.

“Clitocybe sensu lato” would be an even tougher sell because SO MUCH has been in Clitocybe.

I didn’t know “Agaricales sensu lato” was contentious at all, so I might be too ignorant to even have this discussion.

I imagine someone studying Pleurotus would rather be able to only have to go through the “Pleurotus sensu lato” observations than all the “Agaricales sensu lato” ones, no?

I’ve been intending to do Mycena s.l. (to replace the improperly used “Mycenaceae”) and Omphalina s.l. too.

i’ve thought about creating this kind of name
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-02-13 12:04:57 PST (-0800)

but have so far resisted the urge to do so, partly because of the slippery slope it creates for any and every agaric body form to become sensu lato-ified, and the potential complications that come with. If there should be Pleurotus sensu lato for pleurotoid things, why not Marasmius sensu lato for marasmioid ones, or Tricholoma sensu lato or Clitocybe sensu lato? Maybe those are all justifiable in their own right, but I guess I always felt that Agaricales sensu lato was contentious enough by itself. I also wonder to what extent someone specifically studying one of these genera would agree with the use of [Insert Genus Here] sensu lato to simply mean anything with that genus’ gestalt. Maybe Pleurotus sensu lato means something very different to pleurotologists than sessile gilled things.

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