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Why conservation of the name Boletus applanatus should be rejected

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The proposal by Redhead & al. in Taxon 55: 1029–1030 (2006) to conserve Boletus applanatus against B. lipsiensis comes anomalously late after acceptance of the name Ganoderma lipsiense as correct for what had been known as G. applanatum s.str. This name was abandoned by careful taxonomists without regret for it has been used in such a variable way that it was, and remains, a permanent source of confusion. The arguments for retaining the presently correct, unambiguous G. lipsiense are presented.


Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Institut de Botanique, B.22, Université de Liège, 4000 Liège, Belgium

Publication date: February 1, 2010

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