Watling, R. & Gregory, N.M., 1989
Crepidotaceae, Pleurotaceae and other pleurotoid Agarics
Key to Genera, and then for each genus, Key to Species followed by detailed species accounts.
This work covers several genera which have little in common beyond the pleurotoid growth form (ie with gills and stipe lateral or absent), but this is actually quite a useful selection and includes a number of little kown taxa.
The Crepidotus key doesn't use the very handy character of clamps on the pileal epicutis (see Pegler & Young 1972)
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|Comments and Corrigenda
||Key to Agaricoid genera omits Rimbachia (keys to couplet 13) and Cyphellostereum (keys to couplet 22, but is on Polytrichum).
Page 75: couplet 7: flabelliformis should be "> 4.5µm"
Page 150: figs 148-152 are Ramicola haustellaris (as indicated on p100), not R. centunculus (I think).
||All the British species known at the time.
||Line drawings at the back.
||Under a Compound Microscope.
||Spore prints, microscopy of spores, cystidia, etc.
||Mostly straightforward, although Hohenbuehelia, in particular can be difficult to identify (and spell!).