The families of mushrooms and toadstools represented in the British Isles

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L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Contents

The key and descriptions were generated from a DELTA database (Dallwitz 1980; Dallwitz, Paine, and Zurcher 1993).

Introduction

Interactive key, including interactive information retrieval • Hints on using the interactive key

The interactive key allows free choice of characters, is easy to use, and can lead to correct identifications in spite of occasional errors. It can display all the illustrations, full and partial descriptions, diagnostic descriptions, differences and similarities between taxa, lists of taxa exhibiting or lacking specified attributes, and distributions of character states within any set of taxa.

Character list • Implicit attributes

Updated names for Berkeley, ‘Outlines of British Fungology’ • Updated names for Lange & Hora, ‘Collins Guide to Mushrooms and Toadstools’

Poems on cryptogams by Giles Watson

References • Citation • Contacts, conditions of use, contributions

Descriptions

The bold parts in the descriptions are diagnostic descriptions, generated with the aid of Intkey (Dallwitz, Paine, and Zurcher 1995). They distinguish most taxa in at least one respect from the other taxa.

• Agaricaceae • Albatrellaceae • Anthina • Ascobolaceae • Ascodesmidaceae • Atheliaceae • Auriculariaceae • Auriscalpiaceae

• Bankeraceae • Bolbitiaceae • Boletaceae • Bondarzewiaceae • Boreostereaceae • Botriobasidiaceae • Bulgariaceae

• Cantharellaceae • Ceratobasidiaceae • Christianseniaceae • Clavariaceae • Clavicipitaceae • Clavulinaceae • Coniophoraceae • Coprinaceae • Corticiaceae • Cortinariaceae • Cudoniaceae • Cyphellaceae • Cystofilobasidiaceae • Cystostereaceae

• Dacrymycetaceae • Diatrypaceae • Discinaceae

• Elaphomycetaceae • Endogonaceae • Entolomataceae • Epitheliaceae • Exidiaceae

• Filobasidiaceae • Fistulinaceae • Fomitopsidaceae

• Ganodermataceae • Gastrosporiaceae • Geastraceae • Geoglossaceae • Gloeophyllaceae • Gomphaceae • Gomphidiaceae • Gyroporaceae

• Hapalopilaceae • Helotiaceae • Helvellaceae • Hericiaceae • Hydnaceae • Hydnangiaceae • Hygrophoropsidaceae • Hymenochaetaceae • Hymenogasteraceae • Hyphodermataceae • Hypocreaceae • Hysterangiaceae

• Lachnocladiaceae • Lasiosphaeriaceae • Leotiaceae • Leucogastraceae • Lycoperdaceae

• Marasmiaceae • Melanogastraceae • Meripilaceae • Meruliaceae • Microglossum • Morchellaceae • Mycenastraceae

• Nectriaceae • Niaceae • Nidulariaceae

• Octavianinaceae • Oliveoniaceae • Onygenaceae

• Paxillaceae • Peniophoraceae • Pezizaceae • Phallaceae • Phanerochaetaceae • Phragmoxenidiaceae • Pleurotaceae • Pluteaceae • Podoscyphaceae • Polyporaceae • Psathyrellaceae • Pterulaceae • Pucciniaceae • Pyronemataceae

• Ramariaceae • Rhizinaceae • Rhizopogonaceae • Russulaceae • Rutstroemiaceae • Sarcoscyphaceae • Sarcosomataceae

• Schizophyllaceae • Schizoporaceae • Sclerodermataceae • Sclerotiniaceae • Sirobasidiaceae • Sistotremataceae • Sparassidaceae • Steccherinaceae • Stephanosporaceae • Stereaceae • Strophariaceae • Suillaceae • Syzygosporaceae

• Terfeziaceae • Tetragoniomycetaceae • Thelephoraceae • Tremellaceae • Tremellodendropsidaceae • Tricholomataceae • Tuberaceae • Tubulicrinaceae • Tulasnellaceae • Tulostomataceae • Typhulaceae

• Xenasmataceae • Xylariaceae


Cite this publication as: ‘Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M.J. 2008 onwards. The families of mushrooms and toadstools represented in the British Isles. Version: 6th March 2015. delta-intkey.com’.

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