The taxon infrastructure with Amanita needs some love.
Most observations we are able to ID with the suggestion of ‘Genus Amanita’, which doesn’t get very close to what the mushroom is. A lot of observations are being IDed with misapplied names (European taxa being suggested on North American species, invalid/old species taxon, and provisional names)
To get closer to an ID, it would be nice to:
use the taxon rank of ‘Series’ which is recognized but not an option when creating taxon
use the rank of ‘Stirps’ (stirpes) which is less recognized, but used with Amanita
accept the use of provisional names, many of which are already in use on iNaturalist
An observation I made to play around with the capabilities and usefulness if this request is here:
A breakdown of how this request is used is here:
A reasoning on why this is useful is added in the attached photo.
A background of using ‘stirps’ (stirpes)
I hope to move foward and looking for thoughts & concerns with this request, we can accurately identify Amanita for users, or get a lot closer than section.