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    until the later half of the Twentieth Century mycology was a sub-discipline of botany. When I speak of the area of study covered by botanists of that era including fungi it is literally because not only were fungi considered plants, so were bacteria!  We still follow the rules of botanical nomenclature, in which a diagnosis of a new species has to be in Latin, even if the organism is a fungus, some sort of alga or a true vascular plant!  The zoologists (of which I am one) gave this up long ago.

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