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Leratiomyces erythrocephalus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
Family: Strophariaceae
Genus: Leratiomyces
Bresinsky & Manfr.Binder ex Bridge, Spooner, Beever & D.C.Park (2008)
Type species
Leratiomyces similis
(Pat. ex Sacc. & Trotter) Bresinsky & Manfr. Binder ex Redhead & McNeill (2008)
  • Nematoloma sect. Stropholoma Singer (1948)
  • "Stropholoma" nom. invalid. Balletto (1989)

Leratiomyces is a genus of mushroom-forming basidiomycetes first proposed three times under invalid names,[1][2] and finally validated in 2008.[3] It includes several formerly described, variously, from the genera Stropharia, Hypholoma, and Weraroa. It was formerly classified as Stropharia section Stropholoma, though some authorities placed this section in the genus Hypholoma, as these species often have features that are intermediate between the two genera.

This group includes a number of mushrooms found commonly in woodchip beds and dry grasslands or sandy soils, such as Leratiomyces ceres and L. percevalii.[2][4][5] It also includes a number of secotioid species, including the type species, L. similis, as well as L. cucullatus, L. erythrocephalus and L. laetissimus.[1][2]



  1. ^ a b Bresinsky A, Binder M. (1998). "Leratiomyces nom. nov. für eine bislang nicht gültig beschriebene Gattung der Strophariaceae (Agaricales) aus Neukaledonien" (PDF). Zeitschrift für Mykologie (in German). 64: 79–82. 
  2. ^ a b c Bridge PD, Spooner BM, Beever RE, Park DC. (2008). "Taxonomy of the fungus commonly known as Stropharia aurantiaca, with new combinations in Leratiomyces". Mycotaxon. 103: 109–121. 
  3. ^ Redhead SA, McNeill J. (2008). "The generic name Leratiomyces (Agaricales) once again". Mycotaxon. 105: 481–488. 
  4. ^ Noordeloos ME. (2011). "Strophariaceae s.l.". Fungi Europaei. 13: 1–658. ISBN 978-8890531002. 
  5. ^ Redhead SA. (2014). "Nomenclatural novelties" (PDF). Index Fungorum. 142: 1. 

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