The family Entolomataceae consists of some 3 genera and over 1500 species worldwide. The
species in this family all have a pink spore print and attached gills. In general the basidiomata are
of pleurotoid, omphalioid, collybioid, mycenoid or tricholomatoid habit with a cosmopolitan
distribution. The spores are angular in all views (Entoloma) or in apical view (Clitopilus) or bumpy
and faintly angular (Rhodocybe).
The genera Rhodogaster and Richoniella have now been absorbed in Entoloma while Rhodocybe
has been absorbed in Clitopilus but for some reason R. popinalis has not been updated in
Mycobank. The genus Rhodocybe will be considered valid for the moment on this site even if this is
probably an oversight at Mycobank.
Dr. Noordeloos is the current authority on the Entolomataceae and a visit to his website is