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Cystolepiota seminuda
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Agaricaceae
Genus: Cystolepiota
Singer (1952)
Type species
Cystolepiota constricta
Singer (1952)
  • Pulverolepiota Bon (1993)[1]

Cystolepiota is a genus of mushroom-forming fungi in the family Agaricaceae.


The genus was circumscribed by mycologist Rolf Singer in 1952, who originally included three species: C. brunneotingens, C. luteifolia, and the type species C. constricta.[3]


Cystolepiota mushrooms growing from the base of a native New Zealand tree fern Dicksonia fibrosa

As of January 2016, Index Fungorum lists 43 species in Cystolepiota:[4]


  1. ^ Bon M. (1993). "Novitates – Famille Lepiotaceae Roze ex Overeem". Documents Mycologiques (in French). 22 (88): 27–32. 
  2. ^ "Synonymy: Cystolepiota Singer". Species Fungorum. CAN International. Retrieved 2016-01-09. 
  3. ^ Singer R, Digilio APL. (1951). Pródromo de la Flora Agaricina Argentina. Lilloa (in Spanish). 25 (3 ed.). Vaduz: Cramer. p. 281. 
  4. ^ Kirk PM. "Species Fungorum (version 23rd December 2015). In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life". Retrieved 2016-01-09. 
  5. ^ Arun Kumar TK, Manimohan P. (2009). "The genus Cystolepiota (Agaricales, Basidiomycota) in Kerala State, India". Mycotaxon. 107: 277–284. doi:10.5248/107.277. 

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