Cercopemyces T.J. Baroni, Kropp & V.S. Evenson, in Baroni et al., Mycologia 106(4): 786 (2014)
Etymology: In Greek mythology the Cercopes were mischievous forest creatures who might turn up wherever trouble was brewing. This taxon was mischievously difficult to recognize and thus has earned its genus name.
Diagnosis: Distinctive by possessing large fleshy amanitoid basidiomata with a squarrose-scaly pileus, evanescent annular ring at the base of the stipe, small punctate ornamented, inamyloid, cyanophilic basidiospores, adnexed, sinuate or adnate lamellae with parallel or interwoven hyphae in the lamella trama, inflated cells in the squamules of the pileus surface and by the abundant clamp connections in all tissues. Tissues of the stipe context lack acrophysalidic hyphae.
Index Fungorum number: IF805634
Type species: Cercopemyces crocodilinus T.J. Baroni, Kropp & V.S. Evenson, in Baroni et al., Mycologia 106(4): 786 (2014)
Cercopemyces crocodilinus T.J. Baroni, Kropp & V.S. Evenson 2014
Cercopemyces ponderosus (A.H. Sm. & Singer) T.J. Baroni, Kropp & V.S. Evenson 2014
Cercopemyces rickenii (Bohus) Dima & L. Nagy 2015
T. J. Baroni, B. R. Kropp, V. S. Evenson, M. Wilhelm. 2014. Cercopemyces crocodilinus, a new genus and species related to Ripartitella, is described from North America. Mycologia. 106(4):785-796