This well-organized reference guide to wild mushrooms will aid professional mycologists, students, and mushroom enthusiasts alike with its accurate and detailed identification tools. It provides nomenclaturally and scientifically accurate accounts of the unusually wide range of mushrooms in the Southeast, from northerly species found in North Georgia and the southern Appalachian region to the subtropical and even tropical species found in the Piedmont. Comprehensive in scope, this guide offers a thoughtful multilayered approach to resolving routine as well as difficult taxonomic and identification problems.
The synonymies in these online appendices are offered as an extension of Mushrooms of the Georgia Piedmont and Southern Appalachians (M.L. Woehrel & W.H. Light, 2017. Athens: The University of Georgia Press, LCC QK605.5.G46 W64 2017) for those who wish to see the often extensive synonymies and misapplied names of the taxa treated in the book. The complex nomenclatural issues are fully discussed in the book. As what are considered to be legitimate nomenclatural changes occur in the scientific names of the species treated in the book, these appendices will be periodically updated. The Kingdom Fungi is treated in Appendix A, and the plasmodial ("acellular") Slime Molds (Kingdom Amoebozoa: Phylum Mycetozoa/Myxomycota) in Appendix B. Although the Fungi are no longer considered to be plants and the Mycetozoa are no longer considered to be Fungi, for historical reasons the scientific names of Fungi fall under the rules of the ICN (International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants; Melbourne Code, 2011) and the Slime Molds under both the ICN and the the ICZN (International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, Fourth Edition, 2012).
These synonymies do not include the autonyms that are automatically created as a side-effect whenever new subdivisions of genera or species are validly published that include the nomenclatural type of the genus or species. Many online sources were used in the compilation of these synonymies, including, but not limited to, Index Fungorum (http://www.indexfungorum.org/names/names.asp), Species Fungorum, Mycobank (http://www.mycobank.org/quicksearch.aspx), and MushroomExpert.Com (http://www.mushroomexpert.com/), as well as other sources. And we accessed a great deal of the original literature in the form of published monographs and individual papers in books and journals, many of them available to us through UGA Galileo and Libri Fungorum (http://www.librifungorum.org/Resources.asp).
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