Observation 22413: Coprinopsis variegata (Peck) Redhead, Vilgalys & Moncalvo

When: 2009-06-21

Collection location: Kinderhook Trail, Wayne National Forest, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

From a mossy hardwood log in deep shade.



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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-06-22 18:30:12 CDT (-0400)

Maybe it still says that because I deprecated Coprinus quadrifidus in favour of Coprinopsis variegata.

Remember how the genus Coprinus got all split up in ’94? Well This mushroom is in Coprinopsis, not Coprinus.

It is arguable I suppose. IF lists them as separate species- even in separate genera- but I think it is that the pages are just outdated, seeing as the argument is at species level. So assuming that this mushroom is definitely in Psathyrellaceae, specifically Coprinopsis, then the question remains, are C. quadrifidus (I guess it should be C. quadrifida) and C. variegata two names for the same species, or in fact, two distinct taxa?

Here is one paper:

Why does this still say “Coprinopsis variegata”?
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-06-22 17:51:38 CDT (-0400)

The count is atm 84% to -2O% in favor of “quadrifidius”, yet the headline still says “variegata”. Have i been disenfranchised :(

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By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-06-22 17:30:12 CDT (-0400)

Hello Curecat :),

Can you explain the reasoning behind your preference for “Coprinopsis variegata”. I prefer to continue calling it Coprinus quadrafidius until convinced a better name exists, which will probably happen. But I need to know why the new name is better.

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