Ripkova, Sona, M. Catherine Aime & Pavel Lizon. Crepidotus crocophyllus includes C.
nephrodes. Mycotaxon 91: 397-404. 2005.
Many species of the agaric genus Crepidotus are distinguished based
on single, potentially variable morphological characters. Numerous collections
of Crepidotus belonging to a species complex that includes C. crocophyllus and C.
nephrodes were examined from Central and Eastern Europe and North America.
Morphological observations were supplemented by phylogenetic analysis of nuclear
ribosomal 28S DNA. Our results indicate that C. crocophyllus is a broadly-distributed
temperate fungus with variable pigmentation. The fungus is re-described and a
taxonomic discussion provided.
KEYWORDS: Agaricales, taxonomy