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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Marasmiaceae
Genus: Epicnaphus
Singer (1960)
Type species
Epicnaphus phalaropus
Singer (1960)

E. longispora
E. phalaropus

Epicnaphus is a genus of mushroom-forming fungi in the family Marasmiaceae. The genus, circumscribed by mycologist Rolf Singer in 1960,[1] contains two species found in South America.[2] Fruitbodies of Epicnaphus species are similar in appearance to those in Marasmius section Sicci, but have a smooth hymenium and broom cells of the Rotalis-type. Singer initially included only the type species, E. phalaropus, which was originally collected from fallen branches in a Bolivian rainforest.[1] The Argentinian species E. longispora was added to the genus by Jörg Raithelhuber in 1973.

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  1. ^ a b Singer R. (1960). "Monographs of South American Basidiomycetes, specially those of the east slope of the Andes and Brazil. 3. Reduced marasmioid genera in South America". Sydowia. 14: 258–80. 
  2. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CAB International. p. 240. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8. 

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