Subgenus Pouzarella

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Habit mycenoïd to inocyboïd. Many species remind of Nolanea sect. Canosericei in the brown rather than pink colour of the lamellae. Pileus and stipe are always distinctly hairy. Microscopically the occurrence of necrobasidia en de absence of clamps-connections is characteristic.
Pouzarella's are so striking, that they are often considered a genus of their own, distinct from Entoloma. However, since there are distinct links to other groups within Entoloma, such as sections Fernandae and Canosericei, as well as the existence of some rather aberrant (sub-)tropical species, I prefer to treat them as a subgenus of Entoloma
Pouzarella is divided into two sections:

  • Section Pouzarella. Pileus and stipe with rather distinct hairs, which are either thick-walled and setiform, or distinctly septated and (coarsely) incrusted. Cheilocystidia, if present, clavate to globose, often in short chains.

    Species: E. strigosissimum (Rea) Noordel.; E. dysthales (Peck) Sacc.; E. dysthaloides Noordel. E. pseudodysthales Noordel., Tabares & Rocabruna; E. hirtum (Velen.) Noordel.; E. romagnesii Noordel.; E. pulvereum Rea

  • Section Versatilia. Pileus and stipe with non setiform, non septate hairs with smooth walls; cheilocystidia lageniform to fusiform.

    Species: E. versatile (Fr. ex Gillet) Mos.; E. araneosum (Quél.) Mos.; E. indutum Boud.

links on the web: P. dysthales

E. versatile
E. versatile
E. judithae
E. judithae nov.sp.unpubl.

E. pulvereum