Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Agaricales 
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 Scientific Name: Termitomyces albuminosus

Basionym: Agaricus albuminosus Berk., Lond. J. Bot. 6:482. 1847.

Termitomyces albuminosus (Berk.) Heim, Mem. Acad. Sci. Inst. Fr. 64:69-72. 1941.

 Description: Pileus 5-11 cm, flat, acutely umbonate, pale brown to brown, glabrous, cracked, striate. Gills free, crowded of several lengths, white to pale brown. Stipe central, 7-16 × 1.2-1.5 cm, solid, white, glabrous, base enlarged with black brown rhizomorphs. Spores elliptical, hyaline, smooth, I-, 7-10 × 4-5 μm. Cystidia broadly clavate. Hyphae with clamps.

Taiwan, Taichung: National Museum of Natural Science, on soil, 23 Apr. 1998, CWN 03112 (TNM F0010923).

 Habitat: On termite nests in broad-leaved forest.



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


W. N. Chou

 Note: It is edible.