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Danny’s DNA Discoveries – Paralepistaceae of the PNW
by Danny Miller


abundant common uncommon rare - colour codes match my Pictorial Key and are my opinions and probably reflect my bias of living in W WA. Rare species may be locally common in certain places at certain times.

Summary of Interesting Results
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Paralepista - click to expand

Orange, strongly funnel-shaped clitocyboids with close/crowded gills and almost round spores that are off-white and finely warty (like Lepista, the name given to some Clitocybe species with similarly coloured warty spores). Bonomyces is stockier and smells farinaceous and has smooth, elliptical spores. Infundibulicybe gibba is pinkish tan but not as orange, and has smooth, white spores.

Species mentioned: Paralepista flaccida, gilva, inversa

Ripartites - click to expand

Clitocyboids with a pale brown spore print and roundish, warty spores. The mushrooms have white and pink colours, and the caps and stems are fibrillose. Note especially that this is not white spored!

Species mentioned: Ripartites tricholoma.


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