Physalacriaceae
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Fungi:> Basidiomycota:> Agaricomycetes:> Agaricales:> Marasmiaceae:> Armillaria, Cryptomarasmius, Cyptotrama, Gloiocephala, Oudemansiella.
This family includes not only wood decomposers, such as Oudemansiella mucida but other buried-wood degraders such as the widespread edible species Flammulina velutipes
Genus: Armillaria
This genus contains a number of species which are parasites, attacking and killing living trees. Once established, the ribbon-like mycelium spreads throughout the tree, and when the tree dies, the fungus continues to live on the dead wood as a saprophyte
Armillaria limonea Armillaria limonea
Armillaria novae-zelandiae Armillaria novae-zelandiae
Armillaria sp. ribbon-like mycelium
Genus: Cryptomarasmius
Cryptomarasmius rhopalostylidisCryptomarasmius rhopalostylidis
Genus: Cyptotrama
Cyptotrama asprata Cyptotrama asprata
Genus: Gloiocephala
Gloiocephala rubescens Gloiocephala rubescens
Genus: Flammulina
Flammulina velutipes Flammulina velutipes
Genus: Oudemansiella
Oudemansiella genus are saprophytic found mostly growing on wood. They tend to produce large quantities of white spores.
Oudemansiella australis Oudemansiella australis
Genus: Hymenopellis
Oudemansiella colensoiOudemansiella colensoi
Hymenopellis mundroolaOudemansiella mundroola
Genus: Physalacria
Physalacria pseudotropica
 
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