In nomenclature, what does "cf" mean?

Gils Gayraud gilisa at
Wed Jan 9 05:42:08 EST 2002

> In reading my of my older McIlvania's, I came across A(manita). cf.
> rubescens. What does the cf. stand for? I have seen the reference in
> some of my collections as well, but do not recognize the reference.

This abreviation comes from french language.
It means "to confer to somebody" if you find this abreviation
on some books like "cf. Chap 11" it means look at the chapter 11
for more details or more explanations.
Bests Regards.
Gils Gayraud.

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