Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Agaricales 
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 Scientific Name: Chlorophyllum molybdites

Chlorophyllum molybdites (Meyer.:Fr.) Massee, Bull. Misc. Inf. Kew 1898:136. 1898.

 Description: Pileus 5-20 cm, campanulate to flat with a slight umbo, white, covered by brown cuticles that remain as squamules, margin striate. Gills free, crowded of several lengths, white to green, denticulate, turning brown when bruised. Stipe central, 10-20 × 0.8-2 cm, cylindrical, hollow, pale brown to brown, fibrillose, base enlarged. Annulus membranous, descending, white, fragile. Spore print green, spores broadly elliptical, with a apical germ pore, thick-walled, hyaline, smooth, 9-11 × 7-8 μm. Cystidia clavate, hyaline to pale yellow brown. Hyphae without clamps.

Taiwan, Taichung: National Museum of Natural Science, on soil, 7 Aug. 1996, CWN 01671 (TNM F0005192).

 Habitat: Scattered or gregarious on grassland.

Tropical and subtropical areas.


Imazeki, R. and Hongo, T. 1987; Chang, T. T. et al. 2001.


W. N. Chou

 Note: It is the most frequently reported cause of mushroom poisoning in Taiwan.