The genus Hygrophorus has been divided into sections and
subsections, which are easily identified with the key based on field characters
only. Once in the section or subsection, the species can be identified by means
of another key, at times including also microcharacters. The species little
known to us along with varieties or forms of dubious validity have been
included, always reporting their original descriptions, just for the sake of
In the present work 43 species, 5 varieties and 2 forms in the genus
Hygrophorus and 59 species, 6 varieties and 1 form in the genus
Hygrocybe are described.
1997, 784 pp., hardback, 245mm x 180mm, 80 colour plates (76 by E.
Rebaudengo), 102 colour photograph, 109 micrograph made by the Author, italian,
keys and preface, matherial and methods also in english.