Agaricales » Hygrophoraceae


Etymology: An allusion to mythical Aphrodite, apropos the pink color and pleasing fragrance.

Basidiomes petite, pink and fragrant (fruity to floral), cantharelloid to omphalinoid with dichotomously forked hymenial folds. Basidiospores smooth, hyaline, lacking germ pores, neither amyloid nor dextrinoid, hence differing from Hygrophoropsis which has dextrinoid spores. Hymenial cystidia absent. Clamp connections present. Mycelial colonies in vitro pinkish to salmon colored.

Index Fungorum number: IF550119

Type species: Aphroditeola olida (Quél.) Redhead & Manfr. Binder, in Redhead, Index Fungorum 15: 1 (2013)


Redhead, SA. 2013. Nomenclatural novelties. Index Fungorum. 15:1-2


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