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Chamaemyces fracidus.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Foltosodó őzlábgomba, Schleimiger Schirmpilz
Chamaemyces fracida Mushroom
Ref No: 7661
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: White to cream, Yellow, Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Ring on stem
flesh: Flesh exudes white or watery latex (milk) when cut
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground, Found in fields, lawns or on roadsides

Chamaemyces fracidus (Fr.) Donk Syn. Drosella fracida (Fr.) Sing. syn. Lepiota irrorata Quél. Schleimiger Schirmpilz Foltosodó őzlábgomba. Cap 2.5–10cm across, convex, pale yellowish at first then straw-coloured, covered in dew-like drops when fresh which on drying often leave dark brown or blackish spots. Stem 30–40 x 7–10mm, whitish and smooth above the membranaceous ring covered in small yellow or brownish scales below, often exuding yellowish or orange-brown droplets. Flesh white. Smell unpleasant. Gills white then yellowish cream. Cheilo- and Pleurocystidia abundant, thin-walled, hyaline, clavate or fusiform, and very conspicuous. Spore print white. Spores ovoid, 4–5 x 4µ. Habitat pasture and open woodland. Season early summer to autumn. Rare. Edibility unknown. Found In Europe.

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