MycoKey : the genus Flammulaster

Generic short diagnoses: Tiny to small, pale brown to rusty brown-spored, saprobic agarics with a more or less pronounced felty or scaly covering on pileus and stipe; spores smooth, thick-walled with or without a germ pore; thin-walled cheilocystidia present and pileipellis is a paraderm or a konioderm with ± encrusting pigments.

Species examples:
Flammulaster carpophilus
Flammulaster granulosus
Flammulaster muricatus
Flammulaster speireoides
Flammulaster subincarnatus

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