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Cystodermella cinnabarina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Agaricaceae
Genus: Cystodermella
Harmaja (2002)
Type species
Cystodermella granulosa
(Batsch) Harmaja (2002)

Cystodermella is a genus of fungi in the family Agaricaceae. The genus comprises about 12 species, noted for producing agaric fruit bodies, bearing a cap, white gills and stipe with a fine, ephemeral ring. The genus was devised by Harri Harmaja in 2002, dividing the older genus Cystoderma into three independent genera: Cystoderma, Ripartitella and Cystodermella largely on the basis of microscopic differences. Cystodermella species bear non-amyloid spores and sometimes cystidia. The spores, in contrast to Ripartitella are not echinulate.[1]

Species of the genus have a saprotrophic mode of nutrition, and occur around the world.


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  1. ^ a b Harmaja H. (2002). "Amylolepiota, Clavicybe and Cystodermella, new genera of Agaricales". Karstenia. 42 (2): 39–48. 
  2. ^ Saar I, Põldmaa K, Kõljalg U (2009). "The phylogeny and taxonomy of genera Cystoderma and Cystodermella (Agaricales) based on nuclear ITS and LSU sequences". Mycological Progress. 8 (1): 59–73. doi:10.1007/s11557-008-0578-9. 

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