Macrocybe titans

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Macrocybe titans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Tricholomataceae
Genus: Macrocybe
Species: M. titans
Binomial name
Macrocybe titans
(H.E. Bigelow & Kimbr.) Pegler, Lodge & Nakasone
Macrocybe Titans
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Mycological characteristics
gills on hymenium
cap is convex
hymenium is decurrent
stipe is bare
spore print is cream
ecology is saprotrophic
edibility: unknown

Macrocybe titans is a species of mushroom native to Florida, Central and South America,

This mushroom was described as Tricholoma titans in 1980 by Howard E. Bigelow and J. W. Kimbrough, before being reclassified in Macrocybe in 1998.[1]

Macrocybe crassa form solid, large mushrooms that grow in clumps. The cap is from 8–50 centimetres (3.1–20 in) across, with rare specimens up to 100 centimetres (40 in) in diameter. Buff-ochre with a darker centre and greyish at the margins, and becoming white with age. The crowded white to pale grey or pale brown gills are sinuate and up to 2 cm thick. The cylindrical stout white stem is 6 to 15 centimetres (2.4 to 5.9 in) high and 1.5 to 4 centimetres (0.59 to 1.57 in) across with a swollen base up to 12 cm in diameter. Rare specimens have stems up to 38 cm high and 12.7 cm wide.[1]


  1. ^ a b Pegler DN, Lodge DJ, Nakasone KK (1998). "The Pantropical Genus Macrocybe Gen. nov". Mycologia. 90 (3): 494. doi:10.2307/3761408. 

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