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Taxonomy and opinions (Was Re: shiitake substrate)

Paul paul at vannoni.dedal.fr.net
Fri Sep 8 16:34:57 EST 2000

In article <Pine.GSO.3.95.1000908113037.226C-100000 at hollywood.cinenet.net>,
Nathan Wilson  <velosa at cinenet.net> wrote:
>On Fri, 8 Sep 2000 truffler1635 at my-deja.com wrote:
>> Please don't keep your opinions to yourself, Colin. We're all in this
>> together, and I think most of us are still in a learning curve. With
>> several thousand fungi to learn about, I think that's going to be a
>> lifetime-learning experience, at least for me.
>Hear, hear.
>And as for getting the taxonomy correct, don't worry about it too much.
>Much of fungi taxonomy is a moving target.  The most important thing is
>to make sure that people will understand what you mean when you use a
>name.  Also don't correct a name unless you studied the group reasonably
>recently.  Of course even the old hands will occasionally make a typo
>or use an old name.
>BTW, Daniel, didn't you mean Armillaria ostoyae rather than Armillariella
>oystoyae?  :)

If this can help, this name come from a french mycologist named Ostoya.


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