STROPHARIACEAE family in the Agaricales

Species in this family have rusty-brown, cinnamonoto dark brown smooth spores with an apical germ pore. To see enlarged versions of each photo represented in this family and brief descriptions, please click on the first photo and then click on the textual links above each photo to get to the next one. Common genera in this family include Agrocybe, Gymnopilus, Hypholoma, Pholiota, and Stropharia. Psilocybe used to be in this family, but is now in the Hymenogastraceae. All species in the Strophariaceae are saprotrophic and survive on dead organic matter.