If you have spent time in the woods in the company of mushrooms then you may have found it beneficial to call them by
their scientific names rather than their common names. The problem with common names is that they do not travel well. What
may be common in some regions of North America may be unknown in other places.As an example Cantharellus tubaeformis,
The Trumpet Chanterelle(above) is known in Newfoundland as The Winter Chanterelle.
The scientific name is always written in Italics and is made up of two words. The first word is always the Genus
and is always capitalised. The second part of the mushrooms name is the species and is always written in lower case. As an
example the photograph above is of Cantharellus tubaeformis. The genus is Cantharellus and the species
is tubaeformis.This is the only member of the genus Cantharellus that bears the species name tubaeformis.
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