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Atractosporocybe P. Alvarado, G. Moreno & Vizzini, in Alvarado et al., Mycologia 107(1): 129 (2015)

Etymology: (Gk.) from atractos, spindle-like; “-sporo, spore; “-cybe”: head (mushroom), that is a Clitocybewith fusiform spores.

Diagnosis: Stipitate basidiomata, appearing isolated or in groups. Pileus convex to flat-convex, rarely compressed at the center, sometimes with an obtuse central umbo, glabrous, pale gray to grayish brown. Lamellae adnate to subdecurrent, grayish to grayish buff, with lamellulae. Stipe central, concolorous with the pileus, whitish at the base. Pileipellis as a cutis. Basidiospores fusiform to long ellipsoid, smooth, hyaline, without iodine reactions (not dextrinoid and not amyloid), acyanophilic, white in mass. Hymenial cystidia absent. Clamp connections present.

Index Fungorum number: IF809953

Type species: Atractosporocybe inornata (Sowerby) P. Alvarado, G. Moreno & Vizzini, in Alvarado et al., Mycologia 107(1): 129 (2015)



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Alvarado, P; Moreno, G; Vizzini, A; Consiglio, G; Manjón, JL; Setti, L. 2014. Atractosporocybe, Leucocybe and Rhizocybe: three new clitocyboid genera in the Tricholomatoid clade (Agaricales) with notes on Clitocybe and Lepista. Mycologia. 107(1):123-136


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