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For the moth genus, see Lepista (moth).
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Lepista flaccida
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Basidiomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Tricholomataceae
Genus: Lepista
(Fr.) W.G.Sm.

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Lepista is a genus of mushroom-forming fungi. According to the Dictionary of the Fungi (10th edition, 2008), the widespread genus contains about 50 species.[1] In 1969, Howard Bigelow and Alex H. Smith made the group a subgenus of Clitocybe.[2]

A 2015 genetic study found that the genera Collybia and Lepista were closely related to the core clade of Clitocybe, but that all three were polyphyletic, with many members in lineages removed from other members of the same genus and instead more closely related to the other two. Alvarado and colleagues declined to define the genera but proposed several options and highlighted the need for a wider analysis.[3]


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  1. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CABI. p. 369. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8. 
  2. ^ Bigelow HE, Smith AH (1969). "The status of Lepista—a new section of Clitocybe". Brittonia. 21 (2): 144–77. doi:10.2307/2805523. 
  3. ^ Alvarado P, Moreno G, Vizzini A, Consiglio G, Manjón JL, Setti L (2015). "Atractosporocybe, Leucocybe and Rhizocybe, three new clitocyboid genera in the Tricholomatoid clade (Agaricales) with notes on Clitocybe and Lepista". Mycologia. 107 (1): 123–36. doi:10.3852/13-369. PMID 25344261. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Gulden, G. 1983. Studies in Lepista (Fr.) W.G. Smith section Lepista (Basidiomycotina, Agaricales). - Sydowia 36: 59-74.
  • Gulden, G. 1992. Lepista. In Hansen, L. & Knudsen, H. (red.): Nordic macromycetes, vol 2. - København
  • Harmaja, H. 1974. A revision of the generic limit between Clitocybe and Lepista. - Karstenia 14: 82-92.
  • Harmaja, H. 1976. A further revision of the generic limit between Lepista and Clitocybe. - Karstenia 15: 13-15.
  • Harmaja, H. (2003). Notes on Clitocybe s. lato (Agaricales). Ann. Bot. Fennici 40: 213-218.
  • Lange, J. E. 1935. Flora Agaricina Danica, bind 1. - København.
  • Moncalvo JM, Vilgalys R, Redhead SA, et al. (2002). "One hundred and seventeen clades of euagarics". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 23 (3): 357–400. doi:10.1016/S1055-7903(02)00027-1. PMID 12099793. 
  • Moser, M. 1983. Die Röhrlinge und Blätterpilze. Kleine Kryptogamenflora. 5. Auflage. - Stuttgart.
  • Petersen, J. H. & J. Vesterholt 1990 (red.). Danske storsvampe. - København
  • Reid, A. D. 1968. Coloured icones of rare and interesting fungi, part 3. - Suppl. Nova Hedw. 15: 13-14.

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