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Leucocoprinus birnbaumii   (Flowerpot parasol)
Family
Agaricaceae
Location
Europe, North America and Australia
Dimensions
Cap 2–6 cm diameter, stem 4-12 cm tall * 0.3-0.6 cm diameter
Edibility
This site contains no information about the edibility or toxicity of mushrooms.

Description
Leucocoprinus birnbaumii, also known as Flowerpot parasol is a bright yellow agaric that frequently occurs in greenhouses and flowerpots, especially with woody plants.

Cap long and bell-shaped, expanding to convex or humped, with a smooth disc and easily detached powdery to fibrillose-granular scales that often becomes greyish brown. The surface under or between the scales is white to pale yellow. Gills light yellow to white, thin, free from the stem, crowded and covered by a partial veil when young. Stem narrowly bulbous or swollen at base, tapering to a very narrow apex, hollow. The surface is white and smooth. The ring is well developed but thin and easily detached.

Leucocoprinus birnbaumii on the First Nature Web site.
Leucocoprinus birnbaumii on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

The third photo is by Ryan Van Gelder and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

Many mushrooms are poisonous and some are lethally poisonous. It can be very hard to distinguish between an edible and a poisonous mushroom. We recommend, because of this, that you don't eat wild mushrooms at all, and this site does not contain any information about the edibility or toxicity of the mushrooms listed here.

Although efforts have been made to ensure accuracy on this website, the information may contain errors and omissions and should not be relied upon and be used as any basis for eating any plants or mushrooms.




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