Hydropus atramentosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Marasmiaceae
Genus: Hydropus
Kühner ex Singer (1948)
Type species
Hydropus fuliginarius
(Batsch) Singer (1943)

Hydropus is a genus of fungus in the Marasmiaceae family. The widespread genus contains about 100 species, especially in tropical areas,[1] but is not well represented in temperate regions. About 15 taxa are found in Europe; H. floccipus has the widest distribution in western Europe.[2] Hydropus was circumscribed by Rolf Singer in 1948.[3] Species in the genus have fruit bodies with caps that are mycenoid, collybioid, or omphaloid in form. Most species occur in tropical and subtropical regions, where they grow as saprobes on rotting wood, forest litter, and mosses.[4] Generally, most Hydropus species are rare, and several are known only from the type collection, including H. conicus, H. moserianus, H. nitens, and H. paradoxus.[2]


  • Hydropus anthidepas
  • Hydropus atramentosus
  • Hydropus aurarius[5]
  • Hydropus conicus
  • Hydropus erinensis
  • Hydropus floccipes
  • Hydropus funebris
  • Hydropus kauffmanii[2]
  • Hydropus liciosae
  • Hydropus marginellus
  • Hydropus moserianus
  • Hydropus nitens
  • Hydropus nitrata
  • Hydropus paradoxus
  • Hydropus scabripes
  • Hydropus serifluus
  • Hydropus sphaerosporus
  • Hydropus subalpinus
  • Hydropus taxodii
  • Hydropus trichoderma


See also

Fungi portal
  • List of Marasmiaceae genera

External links

  • Index Fungorum.