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Yellow Parasol

Leucocoprinus birnbaumii


Seen growing alone or clustered in flower pots, greenhouses, and so on--or, in warm conditions, outside in gardens and other cultivated areas (often around stumps); also growing in hardwood and conifer forests, especially in disturbed ground areas (pathsides, etc.); outdoors in summer, indoors year-round; widely distributed in North America. Cap: 2.5-6 cm, oval when young, becoming broadly conical or bell-shaped; dry; powdery to scaly; the margin lined or grooved nearly to the center; bright to pale yellow, often with a darker center. Gills: Free from the stem; yellow to pale yellow; crowded. Stem: 3-10 cm long; 1-5 mm thick; more or less equal, or tapering to apex; dry; smooth or powdery; with a fragile, yellow ring that often disappears. Flesh: Yellow throughout; very thin. Odor and Taste: Odor not distinctive; taste mild or bitter. Spore Print: White.


Fruit bodies of Leucocoprinus birnbaumii are poisonous if consumed, causing significant stomach problems.

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Kentucky, USA

Spotted on Jul 8, 2013
Submitted on Jul 8, 2013

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