Bolbitius titubans

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Bolbitius titubans
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Bolbitiaceae
Genus: Bolbitius
Species: B. vitellinus
Binomial name
Bolbitius titubans
(Bull.) Fries
Synonyms

Bolbitius titubans, also known as Bolbitius vitellinus, is a widespread species of inedible mushroom found in America and Europe. It grows chiefly on dung or heavily fertilized soil, and sometimes on grass.

Description[edit]

The cap is between 1.5–5 cm, and grows from egg-shaped when young to broadly convex, finally ending up nearly flat.[1] The cap's color starts yellow or bright yellow, and fades to whitish or greyish with age.[2] The gills are free from the stem or narrowly attached to it, are fragile and soft, and fade from whitish or pale yellowish to rusty cinnamon with age.[1] The stem is 3–10 cm tall and 2–4 mm wide, is whitish-yellow with a fine mealy powdering, and is very delicate.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kuo, Michael (February 2012). "Bolbitius titubans". Retrieved October 31, 2013.
  2. ^ "California Fungi—Bolbitius titubans". Retrieved October 31, 2013.
  3. ^ "Rogers Mushrooms — Bolbitus vitellinus Mushroom". Archived from the original on December 5, 2008. Retrieved October 31, 2013.