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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Agaricaceae
Genus: Endoptychum
Czern. (1845)
Type species
Endoptychum agaricoides
Czern. (1845)

Endoptychum is a genus of secotioid fungi in the family Agaricaceae. Like the majority of secotioid taxa, the individual species of Endoptychum are thought to be recent mutations from agaricoid species, hence, Endoptychum is likely not a valid monophyletic genus.

So far, molecular phylogeny and morphological study has revealed that E. depressum clearly is a species of Agaricus and E. agaricoides, the type species, is a species of Chlorophyllum. E. depressum has been renamed Agaricus inapertus Vellinga. Recognition of the name Chlorophyllum agaricoides (Czern.) Vellinga would entail deprecation of the entire genus name Endoptychum in favor of Chlorophyllum and awaits a formal decision of the International Botanical Congress.[1][2][3][4]

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  1. ^ Vellinga EC. (2002.) New combinations in Chlorophyllum. Mycotaxon 83: 415–417.
  2. ^ Vellinga EC, de Kok RPJ, Bruns TD (2003). "Phylogeny and taxonomy of Macrolepiota (Agaricaceae)". Mycologia. 95 (3): 442–456. doi:10.2307/3761886. JSTOR 3761886. PMID 21156633. 
  3. ^ Moreno G, Esqueda M, Pérez-Silva E, Herrera T, Altés A. (2007.) Some Interesting Gasteroid and Secotioid Fungi from Sonora, Mexico. Persoonia 19(2): 263–278.
  4. ^ Vellinga EC. (2008.) Chlorophyllum (web document).

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