Hebeloma

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Hebeloma
Hebeloma crustuliniforme, Oneida Co..jpg
H. crustuliniforme
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Strophariaceae
Genus: Hebeloma
(Fr.) P.Kumm. (1871)
Type species
Hebeloma fastibile
(Pers.) P.Kumm. (1871)

Hebeloma is a genus of fungi in the family Strophariaceae.[1] Found worldwide, it contains the poison pie or fairy cakes (Hebeloma crustuliniforme) and the ghoul fungus (H. aminophilum), from Western Australia, which grows on rotting animal remains.

Etymology[edit]

The generic name is a compound Ancient Greek word of Hebe, "youth," or "puberty," and the suffix -loma, a fringe (pertaining to the fungal veil). Thus, Hebeloma translates as "youthful fringe/veil," in reference to how the fungal veil is only seen in immature specimens.[2]

See also[edit]

List of Hebeloma species

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hebeloma (Fr.) P. Kumm.". MycoBank. International Mycological Association. Retrieved 2014-05-26. 
  2. ^ Herefordshire Fungus Survey Group, News Sheet No 12: Autumn 2006 [1]

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