Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Agaricales 
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 Scientific Name: Leucocoprinus birnbaumii

Basionym: Agaricus birnbaumii Corda, Icon. fung. (Prague) 3: 48. 1839.

Leucocoprinus birnbaumii (Corda) Sing., Sydowia 15: 67. 1962.

 Description: Pileus 4-7 cm, convex to flat, slightly umbonate, yellow, covered by white scales, margin striate. Gills free, crowded of several lengths, pale yellow, entire. Stipe central, 7-9 × 0.4-0.6 cm, cylindrical, hollow, yellow, flat scaly, base enlarged. Annulus membranous, yellow, ascending. Spores broadly elliptical, with apical germ pores, thick-walled, hyaline, smooth, I+, 8-12 × 6-7 μm. Cystidia ventricose. Hyphae without clamps.

Taiwan, Taichung: National Museum of Natural Science, on soil, 12 Oct. 1996, CWN 01874 (TNM F0005513).

 Habitat: Gregarious on humus in lowland.



Imazeki, R. and Hongo, T. 1987; Breitenbach, J. and Kranzlin, E. 1995; Chang, T. T. et al. 2001.


W. N. Chou

 Note: It is poisonous.