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. . . and if you're wondering why Tricholoma caligatum is not, therefore, a Floccularia, we can add the following monumental feature:
My little tirade aside, these are some pretty awesome mushrooms (especially Floccularia straminea), regardless of what genus they belong to. They are apparently limited to western North America, from the Rocky Mountains to the West Coast. Did I mention that they used to be species of Armillaria, and that the only way you'll find these mushrooms in field guides is to use this now-outdated genus name?
Key to 6 species, varieties, and forms of Floccularia in North America
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Kuo, M. (2006, October). The genus Floccularia. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/floccularia.html