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Yellow flowerpot Parasol

Leucocoprinus birnbaumii


Leucocoprinus birnbaumii is an attractive, brightly coloured tropical mushroom that grows in rich soils. First described by the Czech mycologist August Corda in 1839, it is perhaps best known for its spontaneous appearance in indoor plant pots and greenhouses throughout the world. In fact, L. birnbaumii was first discovered growing on and between pineapple plants in a German earl’s garden. Its name ‘birnbaumii’ refers to Birnbaum, the earl’s Garden Inspector. Because it recycles dead organic material, this mushroom does no harm to its horticultural neighbours, and its burst of brilliance can thus be appreciated guilt-free!


moist mixed organic soil, but they have been known to have great adaptability and sprouts spontaneously. distribution is worldwide, in both natural and horticultural habitats.

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gully.moy 8 years ago
Yellow Flowerpot Parasol
Leucocoprinus birnbaumii

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Randall Lee
Randall Lee 7 years ago

thx for the suggestion gully.moy...checked it out and confirmed...thanks and sorry for the late reply~ :)

gully.moy 8 years ago

Notorious for popping up in flower pots :-)

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Randall Lee

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Spotted on Apr 25, 2013
Submitted on Apr 25, 2013

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