British Mycological Society GB Checklist of Fungal Names

This is a copy of the British Mycological Society's GB Checklist of Fungal names, which in turn forms part of the BMS Fungal Records Database (BMSFRD). It contains the accepted scientific names and common names for fungi occurring in Great Britain, along

This is a copy of the British Mycological Society GB Checklist of Fungal Names as provided by Paul Kirk. The initial version was downloaded on 03/07/2005 and incorporates the BMS list of recommended vernacular names (downloaded on 28/07/2005). This is a m

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ID number:
BMSSYS0000000001
Authority:
British Mycological Society
Version:
2
Last updated:
13 November 2007 
Glossary
Synonym:
are different scientific names that pertain to the same taxon, for example two names for the same species. One basic principle of zoological nomenclature is that the earliest correctly published and available name (the senior synonym) takes precedence and must be used for the taxon, if no other restrictions interfere.
Common name:
A common name of an organism (also known as a vernacular name, colloquial name, trivial name, trivial epithet, country name, or farmer's name) is a name in general use within a community; it is often contrasted with a scientific name.
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