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


Hertzogia is currently not well supported in any known family, so it may get its own family, Hertzogiaceae, or if it is discovered to be near something else with high support, a different family name.

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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Hertzogia - click to expand

A newly erected genus for Hertzogia martiorum, formerly in Clitocybe and Lepista. It has true cystidia (unlike Clitocybe), pale pink smooth spores, a somewhat pinkish-orange cap and stem with a hoary white coating and strong farinaceous odor and taste. It may need its own family.

Species mentioned: Hertzogia martiorum.


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