Leucoprinus birnbaumii

Leucoprinus birnbaumii

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(Yellow Houseplant Mushroom, Flower Pot Parasol)

FAMILY

Agaricaceae

Species

Leucoprinus birnbaumii

Common names

Yellow Houseplant Mushroom, Flower Pot Parasol

Colour

Cap pale yellow to bright yellow

Habitat

Often in flower pots and mulch

Description

A worldwide fungus which has taken a liking to flower pot, usually clustered. Cap pale yellow to bright yellow with a distinct protuberance or umbo on top. Initially bell-shaped and then flattening out before collapsing, 3-6 cm diameter, gills free, pale yellow, spores white. The stipe or stalk is slender but bulbous at base.