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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Cortinariaceae
Genus: Descomyces
Bougher & Castellano (1993)
Type species
Descomyces albus
(Berk.) Bougher & Castellano (1993)

D. albellus
D. albus
D. angustisporus
D. giachinii
D. javanicus


Descomyces is a genus of fungus in the family Cortinariaceae. The genus contains five species formerly restricted to Australasia, but now more widespread due to having been spread with Eucalyptus.[2] Descomyces was described in 1993 by mycologists Neale Bougher and Michael A. Castellano.[3]

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  1. ^ "Descomyces Bougher & Castellano 1993". MycoBank. International Mycological Association. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 
  2. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CAB International. p. 201. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8. 
  3. ^ Bougher NL, Castellano MA (1993). "Delimitation of Hymenogaster sensu stricto and four new segregate genera". Mycologia. 85 (2): 273–83. doi:10.2307/3760462. 

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