Name: Amanita muscaria var. muscaria
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Copyright © 2011 Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
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First person to use this name on MO: Daniel B. Wheeler
Editors: Jason Hollinger, Erlon Bailey, Eddee, Joseph D. Cohen, Jacob Kalichman


Rank: Variety

Status: Accepted

Name: Amanita muscaria var. muscaria

[#417119] Index Fungorum

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GSD Species Synonymy




Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Amanitaceae

Genus: Amanita

Species: Amanita muscaria

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Another way to look at it.. *edit
By: Erlon Bailey (Herbert Baker)
2019-09-20 21:36:00 CDT (-0500)

If we consider Amanita muscaria f. formosa (Pers.) Gonn. & Rabenh. as a color variant, then we should recognize A. muscaria f. muscaria also. This naming scheme is helpful for many reasons, especially for people trying to parse different types of fungi.

*edit The name Amanita muscaria group and Amanita muscaria sensu lato are also available to use for taxa that can’t be placed confidently in one of the infraspecific ranks.

strictly speaking
By: Erlon Bailey (Herbert Baker)
2019-09-20 21:22:51 CDT (-0500)

all var. have their own type. Only the autonym has the same type as the parent taxon. It is recommended to simply use the lowest valid rank for each type collection. However, Nathan prefers to keep the parent taxon as an active synonym because it is commonly used. Hope that is helpful.

Isn’t the concept different?
By: Joseph D. Cohen (Joe Cohen)
2019-09-20 21:13:13 CDT (-0500)

Doesn’t A. muscaria include varieties that are not included in v. muscaria.

By: Erlon Bailey (Herbert Baker)
2019-09-20 21:12:30 CDT (-0500)

You may wanna contact Nathan before you make sweeping changes. It would be a shame for you to have to “fix” everything twice.

By: Erlon Bailey (Herbert Baker)
2019-09-20 21:08:46 CDT (-0500)

they share the same type, they are different only in rank.

They aren’t synonyms
By: Joseph D. Cohen (Joe Cohen)
2019-09-20 20:12:36 CDT (-0500)

For the reasons Jason points out A. muscaria isn’t a synonym of infraspecific ranks of A. muscaria.

Well, can we at least agree on not removing the authority?
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2013-11-15 13:06:09 CST (-0600)

If you synonymize A. muscaria (L.) Lam. with A. muscaria var. muscaria one would never see the author. Am I missing something really obvious here? Maybe lichenologists just do this differently. If so I need to know, because I’m the one writing the code governing this behavior on MO! :)

By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2013-11-15 07:00:56 CST (-0600)

If we synonymize the two, then there is no name for material which hasn’t been identified to variety. A. muscaria can potentially be A. muscaria var. formosa, but A. muscaria var. muscaria cannot be.

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