Australian Systematic Botany Australian Systematic Botany Society
Taxonomy, biogeography and evolution of plants

Studies on the Hygrophoraceae (Fungi, Homobasidiomycetes, Agaricales) of Australia

A. M. Young and A. E. Wood

Australian Systematic Botany 10(6) 911 - 1030
Published: 1997


The species of the Australian Hygrophoraceae are considered and three genera recognised: Hygrophorus Fr.; Hygrocybe (Fr.) Kummer; and Camarophyllopsis Herink. Fifty-seven taxa are described, of which 35 are new species, two are new varieties and six are new combinations; the position of Hygrocybe flammans (Berk.) A.M.Young remains uncertain. The taxa described are believed to represent less than 30% of the Australian family flora. Keys, descriptions and line drawings are provided to facilitate identification and a possible systematic structure is proposed. A brief review of Australian literature relevant to the family is provided.

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