Name Changes and Errata


This table updates names in California Mushrooms to currently accepted names. Most are new names published after 1 Aug. 2013, the date of acceptance of our manuscript for California Mushrooms.

Book Name Current Name Reference & Details

Agaricus brunneofibrillosus Kerrigan nom. prov.

Agaricus brunneofibrillosus Kerrigan Kerrigan, R.W. (2016). Agaricus of North America. New York Botanical Garden: Bronx, NY. 574 p.
Agaricus deardorffensis Kerrigan nom. prov. Agaricus deardorffensis Kerrigan Kerrigan, R.W. (2016). Agaricus of North America. New York Botanical Garden: Bronx, NY. 574 p.
Agaricus incultorum Kerrigan nom. prov. Agaricus incultorum Kerrigan Kerrigan, R.W. (2016). Agaricus of North America. New York Botanical Garden: Bronx, NY. 574 p.
Agaricus moronii Kerrigan nom. prov. Agaricus moronii Kerrigan Kerrigan, R.W. (2016). Agaricus of North America. New York Botanical Garden: Bronx, NY. 574 p.
Boletus abieticola Thiers Butyriboletus abieticola (Thiers) D. Arora & J.L. Frank Arora, D. & Frank, J.L. (2014). Clarifying the butter Boletes: a new genus, Butyriboletus, is established to accommodate Boletus sect. Appendiculati, and six new species are described. Mycologia 106(3): 464-480.
Boletus amygdalinus Thiers Suillellus amygdalinus (Thiers) Vizzini, Simonini & Gelardi Vizzini, A. (2014). Nomenclatural Novelties. IndexFungorum No. 188: 1.
Boletus aff. appendiculatus Schaeff. Butyriboletus persolidus D. Arora & J.L. Frank Arora, D. & Frank, J.L. (2014). Clarifying the butter Boletes: a new genus, Butyriboletus, is established to accommodate Boletus sect. Appendiculati, and six new species are described. Mycologia 106(3): 464-480.
Boletus eastwoodiae (Murrill) Sacc. & Trotter Rubroboletus eastwoodiae The attempted transfer is invalid due to an incorrect basionym:

Frank, J.L. (2015). Nomenclatural Novelties. IndexFungorum No. 248: 1.
Boletus frustosus Snell & E.A. Dick Caloboletus frustosus (Snell & E.A. Dick) D. Arora & J.L. Frank Frank, J.L. (2014). Nomenclatural Novelties. IndexFungorum No. 194: 1.
Boletus haematinus Halling Rubroboletus haematinus (Halling) D. Arora & J.L. Frank Frank, J.L. (2015). Nomenclatural Novelties. IndexFungorum No. 248: 1.
Boletus mirabilis Murrill Aureoboletus mirabilis (Murrill) Halling Halling, R.E., Fechner, N., Nuhn, M., Osmundson, T., Soytong, K., Arora, D., Binder, M. & Hibbett, D. (2015). Evolutionary relationships of Heimioporus and Boletellus (Boletales), with an emphasis on Australian taxa including new species and new combinations in Aureoboletus, Hemileccinum and Xerocomus. Aust. Systematic Bot. 28(1): 1-22.
Boletus pulcherrimus Thiers & Halling Rubroboletus pulcherrimus (Thiers & Halling) D. Arora, N. Siegel & J.L. Frank
Frank, J.L. (2015). Nomenclatural Novelties. IndexFungorum No. 248: 1.
Boletus aff. regius Krombh. Butyriboletus autumniregius D. Arora & J.L. Frank
Butyriboletus querciregius D. Arora & J.L. Frank
Butyriboletus primiiregius D. Arora & J.L. Frank
Arora, D. & Frank, J.L. (2014). Clarifying the butter Boletes: a new genus, Butyriboletus, is established to accommodate Boletus sect. Appendiculati, and six new species are described. Mycologia 106(3): 464-480.
Boletus rubripes Thiers Caloboletus rubripes (Thiers) Vizzini Vizzini, A. (2014). Nomenclatural Novelties. IndexFungorum No. 146: 1-2.
Craterellus cornucopioides Persoon Craterellus calicornucopioides D. Arora & J.L. Frank Frank, J.L. (2015). Nomenclatural Novelties. Index Fungorum 249: 1.
Discina perlata (Fr.) Fr. Gyromitra perlata Fr. OR Gyromitra ancilis (Pers.) Kreisel

Methven, A.S., Zelski, S.E. & Miller, A.N. (2013). A molecular phylogenetic assessment of the genus Gyromitra in North America. Mycologia 105(5): 1306-1314.

If G. perlata & G. ancilis are con-specific, then G. ancilis is the correct name.

Entoloma bloxami (Berk. & Broome) Sacc. Entoloma medianox C.F. Schwarz Schwarz, C.F. (2015).Nomenclatural Novelties. IndexFungorum No. 220: 1.
Fomitopsis cajanderi (P. Karst.) Kotl. & Pouzar Rhodofomes cajanderi (P. Karst.) B.K. Cui, M.L. Han & Y.C. Dai Han, M.-L. , Chen, Y.-Y. , Shen, L.L., Song, J., Vlasák, J., Dai, Y.-C. & Cui, B.-K. . (2016). Taxonomy and phylogeny of the brown-rot fungi: Fomitopsis and its related genera. Fungal Diversity: 1-31.
Gastroboletus subalpinus Trappe & Thiers Boletus subalpinus (Trappe & Thiers) Nuhn, Manfr. Binder, A.F.S. Taylor, Halling & Hibbet Nuhn, M.E., Binder, M., Taylor, A.F., Halling, R.E. & Hibbett, D.S. (2013). Phylogenetic overview of the Boletineae. Fungal Biology 117(7–8): 479-511.
Gymnopus androsaceus (L.) J.L. Mata & R.H. Petersen Gymnopus androsaceus (L.:Fr.) Della Maggiora & Trassinelli Maggiora, M.D. (2014). Nomenclatural Novelites. IndexFungorum No. 171: 1.
Lactarius rubidus (Hesler & A.H. Sm.) Methven comb. prov. Lactarius rubidus (Hesler & A.H. Sm.) Methven Kuo, M., Methven, A.S., Minnis, A.M. & Halling, R.E. (2013). Studies of North American macrofungi, 1. Validation of Lactarius rubidus comb. nov. and Leccinellum quercophilum sp. nov. Mycotaxon 124(1): 323-332.
Leptonia carnea Largent Entoloma subcarneum (Largent) Blanco-Dios Co-David, D., Langeveld, D. & Noordeloos, M.E. (2009). Molecular phylogeny and spore evolution of Entolomataceae. Persoonia 23: 147-176.

Blanco-Dios, J.B. (2015). Notas sobre el género Entoloma en el Noroeste de la Península Ibérica (VII): nuevas combinaciones y nuevos nombres. Tarrelos. 17:32-38.
Morchella septimelata M. Kuo Morchella eximia Boud. Richard, F., Bellanger, J.-M. , Clowez, P., Hansen, K., O’Donnell, K., Urban, A., Sauve, M., Courtecuisse, R. & Moreau, P.-A. . (2015). True morels (Morchella, Pezizales) of Europe and North America: evolutionary relationships inferred from multilocus data and a unified taxonomy. Mycologia 107(2): 359-382.
Mycena nivicola B. A. Perry & Desjardin nom. prov. Mycena nivicola B. A. Perry & Desjardin Perry, B.A. & Desjardin, D.E. (2016). New species of Mycena (Basidiomycota, Agaricales) from California. Phytotaxa 269(1): 33-40.
Neohygrophorus angelesianus (A.H. Smith & Hesler) Singer Pseudoomphalina angelesiana (A.H. Sm. & Hesler) Vizzini, Contu & Z.W. Ge, Lavorato, C., Vizzini, A., Ge, Z.-W. & Contu, M. (2015). Redescription of Clitocybe umbrinopurpurascens ( Basidiomycota , Agaricales ) and revision of Neohygrophorus and Pseudoomphalina. Phytotaxa 219(1): 43-57.
Nivatogastrium nubigenum (Harkn.) Singer & A.H. Smith Pholiota nubigena (Harkn.) Redhead Redhead, S. (2014). Nomenclatural Novelites. IndexFungorum No. 148: 1.
Pachylepyrium carbonicola (A.H. Sm.) Singer Crassisporium funariophilum (M.M. Moser) Matheny, P.-A. Moreau & Vizzini Matheny, P.B., Moreau, P.-A. , Vizzini, A., Harrower, E., De Haan, A., Contu, M. & Curti, M. (2014). Crassisporium and Romagnesiella: two new genera of dark-spored Agaricales. Systematics and Biodiversity Systematics and Biodiversity 13(1): 28-41.
Paxillus involutus (Batsch) Fr. Paxillus cuprinus P. Jargeat, H. Gryta, J.P. Chaumeton & Vizzini

This is the correct name for the "P. involutus" that occurs with birch. Similar species that have been called "P. involutus" and grows with oaks and pines may also need new names.

Jargeat, P., Chaumeton, J.-P. , Navaud, O., Vizzini, A. & Gryta, H. (2014). The Paxillus involutus (Boletales, Paxillaceae) complex in Europe: Genetic diversity and morphological description of the new species Paxillus cuprinus, typification of P. involutus s.s., and synthesis of species boundaries. Fungal Biology 118(1): 12-31.

Vellinga E.C., Blanchard E.P., Kelly S., Contu M., (2012). Paxillus albidulus, P. ammoniavirescens, and P. validus revisited. Mycotaxon 119: 251-359.

Phellinus pomaceus (Pers.) Maire Phellinus pomaceoides Vlasák & L.W. Zhou
Zhou, L.-W. , Nakasone, K.K., Burdsall, H.H., Ginns, J., Vlasák, J., Miettinen, O., Spirin, V., Niemelä, T., Yuan, H.-S. , He, S.-H. , Cui, B.-K. , Xing, J.-H. & Dai, Y.-C. . (2016). Polypore diversity in North America with an annotated checklist. Mycological Progress: 1-20.
Postia leucospongia (Cooke & Harkn.) Jülich Spongiporus leucospongia (Cooke & Harkn.) Murrill Ortiz-Santana, B., Lindner, D.L., Miettinen, O., Justo, A. & Hibbett, D.S. (2013). A phylogenetic overview of the antrodia clade (Basidiomycota, Polyporales). Mycologia 105(6): 1391-1411.
Pseudorhizina californica (W. Phillips) Harmaja Gyromitra californica (W. Phillips) Raitv. Methven, A.S., Zelski, S.E. & Miller, A.N. (2013). A molecular phylogenetic assessment of the genus Gyromitra in North America. Mycologia 105(5): 1306-1314.
Russula eccentrica Peck Russula cantharellicola Arora & N.H. Nguyen Arora, D., & N.H. Nguyen. (2014). A new species of Russula, subgenus Compactae from California North American Fungi 9(8): 1-7.
Stropharia riparia A.H. Sm. Leratiomyces riparius (A.H. Sm.) Redhead Redhead, S. (2014). Nomenclatural Novelites. IndexFungorum No. 142: 1.
Xerocomellus dryophilus (Thiers) comb. prov. Xerocomellus dryophilus (Thiers) N. Siegel, C.F. Schwarz & J.L. Frank Frank, J.L. (2014). Nomenclatural Novelties. IndexFungorum No. 179: 1.
  • Page 20: In the table of common poisonous mushrooms, "Chlorophyllum" is misspelled as "Chlorophylum"
  • Page 534: "Leucophleps spinispora" is misspelled as "Leucophleps spinospora" (Also misspelled in the key and index)
  • Page 550: Index, column 4, under "candy cap", should say "rufulus, 56", not "rufous, 56"