Pictorial supplement to The Fifth Kingdom - Chapter 5c

Subphylum Basidiomycotina - part 3

Class Holobasidiomycetes
Order Agaricales

Families:  Agaricaceae, Amanitaceae, Bolbitiaceae,
Coprinaceae, Cortinariaceae, Entolomataceae, Pluteaceae,
Hygrophoraceae, Strophariaceae
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agaric1.jpg (4549 bytes) Agaricaceae - Agaricus brunnescens, the supermarket mushroom  
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agaric2.jpg (4122 bytes) Agaricaceae - Leucoagaricus naucinus, common on lawns 
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agaric6.jpg (6515 bytes) Agaricaceae - Lepiota clypeolaria 
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agaric8.jpg (5245 bytes) Agaricaceae - Lepiota rachodes  
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agaric7.jpg (5106 bytes) Agaricaceae - Endoptychum, a sequestrate derivative of Agaricus  
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Amanitaceae

amanit4.jpg (4655 bytes) Amanitaceae - Amanita calyptra.  Note the conspicuous volva. 
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amanit1.jpg (6602 bytes) Amanitaceae - Amanita muscaria, the fly agaric.  Here the volva is reduced to some scurfy rings 
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amanit5.jpg (6299 bytes) Amanitaceae - Amanita fulva.  The ring is not visible in this species  
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amanit3.jpg (6067 bytes) Amanitaceae -  Four poisonous species.  
amanit2.jpg (4205 bytes) Amanitaceae - Amanita virosa, the destroying angel.    Extremely poisonous. 
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                  Bolbitiaceae

bolvitel.jpg (5602 bytes) Bolbitiaceae - Bolbitius vitellinus, the fried egg or "easy over" mushroom. This delicate species is rather evanescent because it autolyses  (self-digests).
Agrocybe praecox.jpg (12282 bytes) Bolbitiaceae - Agrocybe praecox (courtesy M. Boom)
bolbit1.jpg (7482 bytes) Bolbitiaceae - the sequestrate genus, Gastrocybe  
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                                                                 Coprinaceae
coprin2.jpg (5203 bytes) Coprinaceae - Coprinus comatus, the shaggy mane   
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Coprinaceae - Coprinus comatus, deliquescing gill edges.  Notice how tightly packed the gills are.
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coprin1.jpg (5625 bytes) Coprinaceae - mycologists collecting Coprinus comatus along the recently-built Banff-Jasper Highway, Alberta, in 1969.
coprin3.jpg (8850 bytes) Coprinaceae - Coprinus atramentarius  
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coprin5.jpg (4536 bytes) Coprinaceae - the pleated pileus of the delicate Coprinus plicatilis 
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coprin6.jpg (5328 bytes) Coprinaceae - the sequestrate Podaxis pistillaris, the desert shaggy mane  
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                                                                Cortinariaceae
cortin1.jpg (5287 bytes) Cortinariaceae - the filamentous partial veil, or cortina, so characteristic of this family  
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cortin4.jpg (5666 bytes) Cortinariaceae - four species of Cortinarius from Oregon 
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cortin2.jpg (4822 bytes) Cortinariaceae - typical brown, rough, basidiospores 
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cortin3.jpg (7427 bytes) Cortinariaceae - Dermocybe semisanguineus   
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Entolomataceae

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Entolomataceae - Entoloma abortivum, normal (left) and parasitized (right) basidiomata.
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entol2.jpg (6022 bytes) Entolomataceae - typical angular basidiospores  
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agaric3.jpg (12719 bytes) Entolomataceae? - a Dr. Seuss illustration (see next picture)
entol3.jpg (5845 bytes) Entolomataceae - the beautiful all-blue Entoloma hochstetteri (which nevertheless produces pink spores) from New Zealand 
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                                                             Pluteaceae
plutea1.jpg (7452 bytes) Pluteaceae - Pluteus cervinus, perhaps the commonest member of this family. 
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                                                            Hygrophoraceae
hygrop1.jpg (5024 bytes) Hygrophoraceae - a typical brightly coloured, waxy species of Hygrocybe
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Hygrocybe psittacina.jpg (12978 bytes) Hygrophoraceae - the colourful Hygrocybe psittacina (courtesy Sara Clark)

Strophariaceae

stroph1.jpg (6380 bytes) Strophariaceae - the most famous magic mushroom, Psilocybe cubensis  
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stroph2.jpg (6325 bytes) Strophariaceae - Psilocybe cubensis in culture  
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stroph4.jpg (5987 bytes) Strophariaceae - the wood-inhabiting Pholiota squarrosa 
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stroph5.jpg (6278 bytes) Strophariaceae - the sequestrate Weraroa virescens
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stroph6.jpg (5796 bytes) Strophariaceae - the sequestrate Weraroa erythrocephala
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