Mycological Progress

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 337–352

Rhodocollybia in neotropical montane forests


    • Department of BotanyThe University of Tennessee
  • Roy E. Halling
    • Institute of Systematic BotanyThe New York Botanical Garden
  • Karen W. Hughes
    • Department of BotanyThe University of Tennessee
  • Ronald H. Petersen
    • Department of BotanyThe University of Tennessee

DOI: 10.1007/s11557-006-0104-x

Cite this article as:
Mata, J.L., Halling, R.E., Hughes, K.W. et al. Mycol Progress (2004) 3: 337. doi:10.1007/s11557-006-0104-x


Traditional concepts of Collybia (Agaricales) have included a variety of morphologically disparate taxa. Reapplication of some characters used in circumscribing Collybia s.l. suggests realignment of well-known North American and European species into three genera, viz. Collybia s.s, Rhodocollybia, and Gymnopus. Rhodocollybia is recognized here at generic rank based on morphological characteristics and phylogenetic signaling. Seven new species epithets under Rhodocollybia, and a new combination under Gymnopus, are proposed. A key to species of Rhodocollybia found in neotropical montane forests is provided.

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