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uh oh, could invalidate the name!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-06-12 15:54:48 PDT (-0700)

Jack Laws book? He got his mushroom info from the folks at the Field Station (including aforementioned Mycena men); hope his jumping the gun with his prior publication doesn’t invalidate the name, since it hasn’t been published yet formally.

What’s the protocol on that, anyway? A Website like MO shouldn’t matter, but an actual book/publication?

Yeah, it is M. grisoverdis
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-06-12 09:33:12 PDT (-0700)

Brian Perry has a paper that names this ‘shroom as M. nivicola that has been almost published for like three years now, or getting to being published, or something, I’m not quite sure what is the state of things. But as someone who has delayed the publication of a paper for a couple years myself getting around to things, I know how it goes.

But the funny thing is, there is a “field guide to the sierras”, or something like that, that was on sale up there, a new book with color drawing of trees, birds, fish, and such, and with a section on ‘shrooms. There in that section was a drawing of this one, and it was labeled Mycena nivicola. So, the name is in use, even if it isn’t officially published yet.

New great name; same old mushroom
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-06-12 08:40:05 PDT (-0700)

I think that Doug is jumping the gun here. Griseoveridis is in process of undergoing a name change to nivicola…the trouble with hanging out with those darned Mycena experts in the Sierra!

Mycena griseoviridis
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2008-06-11 22:27:09 PDT (-0700)

This looks like Mycena griseoviridis. What characters separate it from M. nivicola?