Calocybe gambosa (St George's Mushroom)
Family
Tricholomataceae
Location
Europe
Dimensions
Cap 5-15 cm diameter; stem 3-7 cm tall x 2-3 cm diameter
Edibility
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Description
Calocybe gambosa, commonly known as St. George's mushroom is a medium to large, fleshy, cream-coloured mushroom. It grows mainly in fields, grass verges and roadsides, but also less frequently appears in mixed woods.

Cap white-creamy coloured to bright yellow, often with a brownish tinge. At first sub-spherical, becoming expanded and irregularly convex with an incurved margin. Gills sinuate, white and very crowded. The flesh is thick and soft and has a mealy or cucumber smell. Stem whitish, smooth, bulky at the base. There is no stem ring. Spore print white to pinkish white.

Microscopic Features: The spores are ellipsoidal and smooth, measuring 5-6 x 3-4┬Ám.

Calocybe gambosa on the www.first-nature.com web site.

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