Bolbitiaceae

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Bolbitiaceae
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Bolbitius titubans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Bolbitiaceae
Singer (1948)
Type genus
Bolbitius
Fr. (1838)
Genera

Agrogaster
Bolbitius
Conocybe
Cyphellopus
Cyttarophyllopsis
Galerella
Galeropsis
Gymnoglossum
Pholiotina
Ptychella
Rhodoarrhenia
Tubariella
Tubariopsis
Tympanella
Wielandomyces

The Bolbitiaceae are a family of basidiomycete fungi. There are 17 genera and 171 species in the family.[1]

Description[edit]

This family is of mushroom-forming species that have a hymenium on gills, brown spores and a hymenoderm pileipellis.

Differences in genera[edit]

Bolbitius are mushrooms which are thin, Mycena-like, with gelatinous cap surface. These lack a veil, are saprotrophic, and tend to be found with grass.

Conocybe are mushrooms which are thin, Mycena-like, with a dry cap surface. These are small and saprotrophic, and tend to be found with grass. These have cheilocystidia which are capitate.

Pholiotina are mushrooms which are thin, Mycena-like, with a dry cap surface. These are small and saprotrophic, and tend to be found with grass, and have a veil. Some have a membranous veil, mid-stipe, others the veil breaks up and can be found on the cap margin. These are separated from Conocybe in that the cheilocystidia are non-capitate.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA. (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CAB International. p. 96. ISBN 0-85199-826-7. 

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