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Bolbitiaceae Gallery

Another family with some Cortinarius-like characteristics, the Bolbitiaceae include the commonly encountered genera Bolbitius and Conocybe as well as several quite rare groups such as Galerella, Pholiotina and Pluteolus.

The position of Panaeolus and Panaeolina species within the Agaricales is not yet settled. In common with many others, we have placed them with the Bolbitiaceae, although some authorities currently locate them in Strophariaceae or in Psathyrellaceae (and they were in the past grouped with the inkcaps in the family Coprinaceae!).

For more information about the family Bolbitiaceae and a deeper insight into the ecology and structure of the species featured in our Bolbitiaceae Gallery pages, please see Pat O'Reilly's latest book Fascinated by Fungi, author-signed copies of which are available online here...

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