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Danny’s DNA Discoveries – Pseudoomphalinaceae 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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Pseudoomphalina - click to expand

Not only are they hard to tell from other genera (and even mushrooms in other families) they don't look anything alike themselves. They were separated from Clitocybe by having amyloid spores and cystidia along with the similar Pseudolaccaria, but some European authors say both segregate genera lack cystidia so at best the cystidia are hard to find and there are no good separating characters besides this being one of the many genera that, unlike Clitocybe, have amyloid spores.

Species mentioned: Pseudoomphalina angelesiana, intermedia, kalchbrenneri. Neohygrophorus angelesianus.


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