Fungi — Synonyms

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Sometimes taxonomists create new names for groups that already have a name. They may do this because they are unaware of the original name, or they may think the organism before them belongs to a different group when in fact it does not. If two or more names are found to apply to the same group, they are considered synonyms. In most cases, the first name takes priority and is considered to be the valid or accepted name. However, there can be exceptions, and it's not always easy to determine which of a series of synonyms should be considered valid or accepted. Here we list the synonyms provided to EOL by our classification partners. We also include other versions of the name that most likely refer to the same group, for example, misspellings in the literature or different variations of the authorship associated with the name.

Preferred marks the preferred name from each source.


Name Relationship
Fungi Preferred
Ceratophora Humboldt , 1793
Blodgettia Harvey 1858
Rhizophydium Schenk, 1858
Pleolpidium A. Fischer, 1892
Mammaria Cesati ex Rabenhorst, 1854
Stereonema KŸtzing 1836
Asterothrix KŸtzing 1843
Mycinema C. Agardh 1824


Name Relationship
Fungi Preferred
Palaeomycites A. Meschinelli, 1902 Synonym
Bactridiopsis Hennings, 1904
Hygrocrocis C. A. Agardh, 1824
Circinastrum F. E. Clements, 1909
Neopiptostoma O. Kuntze, 1898
Chaetotrichum L. Rabenhorst, 1844
Germinosphaera N. S. Mikhailova in A. A. Istchenko, 1986
Phycosiphon A. Massalongo 1859
Brachycladites Meschinelli in P. A. Saccardo, 1892
Endematus Rafinesque, 1815
Helicoönites Kalgutkar & Sigler 1995
Phellomycites Meschinelli, 1896
Brachycladium M. J. Berkeley, 1848
Xylomides W. P. Schimper, 1869
Myxonema Corda, 1837
Asterothrix F. T. Kützing, 1843
Dothiora E.M. Fries, 1837
Pyonema Nieuwland, 1916
Palaeofibulus J.M. Osborn, T.N. Taylor & J.F. White Jr., 1989
Cyathela C.S. Rafinesque, 1819
Omorrhiza J.-J. Paulet


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