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Calocybe ionides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Lyophyllaceae
Genus: Calocybe
Kühner ex Donk
Type genus
Calocybe gambosa
(Fr.) Donk

Calocybe is a small genus of about 40 species of mushroom,[1] including St. George's mushroom, which is edible, and milky mushroom, which is edible and is cultivated in India.[2] There are not many species of this genus in Britain. The name is derived from the Ancient Greek terms kalos "pretty", and cubos "head".[3] Around nine species are found in neotropical regions.



  1. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi. (10th ed.). Wallingford: CABI. p. 111. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8. 
  2. ^ "Success story of mushroom cultivation". YouTube. February 19, 2010. Retrieved March 2, 2015. 
  3. ^ Nilson S & Persson O (1977). Fungi of Northern Europe 2: Gill-Fungi. Penguin. p. 24. ISBN 0-14-063006-6. 

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