Strobilurus esculentus

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Strobilurus esculentus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Physalacriaceae
Genus: Strobilurus
Species: S. esculentus
Binomial name
Strobilurus esculentus
(Wulfen) Singer (1962)

Agaricus esculentus Wulfen (1782)

Strobilurus esculentus is a very common, inedible mushroom of the genus Strobilurus. It can often be found in spring on fallen spruce cones.


The cap is convex, brownish grey, and grows 1 to 3 cm in diameter. It can also be off-white or brownish-black. The gills are crowded, white, and somewhat sinuate. The spores are white. The stem is brownish grey with a pale apex.


  • E. Garnweidner. Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain and Europe. Collins. 1994.

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