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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Agaricaceae
Genus: Queletia
Fr. (1872)
Type species
Queletia mirabilis
Fr. (1872)

Q. andina
Q. mirabilis
Q. turcestanica

Queletia is a genus of fungi in the family Agaricaceae. The genus was described by Elias Magnus Fries in 1872.[1] Fruit bodies of Queletia species are roughly spherical with a stipe-like base. They have a thin outer skin (peridium) and a harder inner skin that breaks into small pieces with age.[2] The genus is named after French mycologist Lucien Quélet.[3]

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  1. ^ Fries E. (1872). "Queletia, novum Lycoperdaceorum genus. Accedit nova Gyromitrae species". Öfvers. K. VetenskAkad. Förh. (in Latin). 28 (2): 171–4. 
  2. ^ Johnson MM, Coker WS, Couch JN (1974) [First published 1928]. The Gasteromycetes of the Eastern United States and Canada. New York, New York: Dover Publications. p. 56. ISBN 978-0-486-23033-7. 
  3. ^ Rea C. (1922). British Basidiomycetae: A handbook to the larger British Fungi. Cambridge, UK: CUP Archive. p. 52. 

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