Leucocoprinus birnbaumii

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Leucocoprinus birnbaumii

Growing In a plant pot indoors. 24 February 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Conical, then umbrella shaped, coarsely scaly, margin lined, bright yellow, to about 5 cm across

Gills

Free, broad, yellow

Stem

Tapered, finely scaly, with a thin ring near the apex, concolorous with the cap

Flesh

Thin, yellow

Smell

Faint, unpleasant

Taste

Indistinct

Season

All year

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

In greenhouses, and in plant pots indoors.It is found outdoors in countries with warmer climates.

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, (8-11) x (5-6) µm2

Edibility

Poisonous

Additional Photographs

Leucocoprinus birnbaumii

Growing In a plant pot indoors. August 2004 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Leucocoprinus birnbaumii

Growing In a plant pot indoors. August 2004 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin