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Remarks (internal):Four species have been referred to Le Ratia, all described from New Caledonia and transferred to Leratiomyces by Bresinsky & Binder (1998). They were discussed by Heim (1968). Of these, L. smaragdinus (Pat.) Bresinsky & Manfr. Binder and L. atrovirens (R. Heim) Bresinsky & Manfr. Binder do not belong in this genus (see 'Excluded species'). Leratiomyces coccinea (Massee & Wakef.) Bresinsky & Manfr. Binder has not received further study. As currently understood the genus therefore contains 8 species and is widespread in both tropical and temperate regions. Although typically secotioid, most species now referred there actively discharge their spores. They are variable as noted in the emended diagnosis and it seems that the genus cannot be concisely defined morphologically. 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Leratiomyces Bresinsky & Manfr. Binder, Z. Mykol. 64(1): 80 (1998)
? Le Ratia Pat., Bull. Trimestriel Soc. Mycol. France 23: 52 (1907) (nom. inval., Art. 20.3)
? Le-Ratia Pat. ex Sacc. & Trotter, Syll. fung. 21: 468 (1912) (nom. illegit., non Le-Ratia Broth. & Paris (1909), Musci)
= Nematoloma sect. Stropholoma Singer, Sydowia 2: 36 (1948)
? Stropholoma (Singer) Balletto, Micol. Ital. 18: 36 (1989) (nom. inval., Art. 33.4)
? Psilocybe subgen. Stropholoma (Singer) Noordel., Persoonia 16: 127 (1995) Type: L. similis (Pat.) Bresinsky & Manfr. Binder, Z. Mykol. 64(1): 80 (1998)
? Le Ratia similis Pat., Bull. Trimestriel Soc. Mycol. France 23: 52 (1907)
Emended diagnosis - Basidiomata hymenogastroid to agaricoid and velate, pileate, stipitate or rarely almost sessile, usually with basal pseudorhiza, terrestrial or lignicolous; pileus typically subglobose to pyriform, but usually convex to umbonate or acute, moist or viscid, yellow to tawny or red, smooth or with small scales; spores ovate to ellipsoid, with germ pore, pale to dark coloured; chrysocystidia present or absent; clamp connections present.
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