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Calocybe gambosa.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Mairitterling, Mousseron vrai, St George’s Mushroom, Tricolome de la Saint-Georges
Calocybe gambosa Mushroom
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Calocybe gambosa2 WAS Tricholoma gambosum Mushroom
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Calocybe gambosa WAS Tricholoma gambosum Mushroom
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location: North America
edibility: Choice
fungus colour: White to cream
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Simple stem
flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on the ground, Found in fields, lawns or on roadsides

Calocybe gambosa (Fr.) Sing. syn. Tricholoma gambosum (Fr.) Kummer syn. Lyophyllum georgii (L. ex Fr.) Kühn. & Romagn. Mairitterling Tricolome de la Saint-Georges, Mousseron vrai St George’s Mushroom. Cap 5–15cm across, subglobose then expanding, often irregularly wavy and sometimes cracking, margin inrolled, white. Stem 20–40×10–25mm, white. Flesh white, soft. Taste and smell mealy. Gills narrow, very crowded, whitish. Spore print white. Spores elliptical, 5–6 x 3–4µ. Habitat in grass on roadsides and wood edges or in pastureland. Season found traditionally on 23 April, St George’s Day, whence it gets its name although more frequently maturing a week or so later. Occasional. Edible – good. (Never eat any mushroom until you are certain it is edible as many are poisonous and some are deadly poisonous.) Distribution, America and Europe.


Mushroom Recipes
Soufflé Flan with St George's Mushroom Filling
St George's Mushroom
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csanád csan (Hungary) - 30 August 2013

2013 may central hungary for mushrooming videos visit my channel http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnkYpA2fBFWuB5d5-vJJBpQ
Calocybe gambosa WAS Tricholoma gambosum
Ashley Watson (United Kingdom) - 29 July 2012

Brandon Woods, Warks. 13/5/12
Calocybe gambosa WAS Tricholoma gambosum
Martin Telfer (United Kingdom) - 14 May 2012

Picked 13th May 2012 from a roadside verge, after a very damp couple of weeks. Pavenham, Bedfordshire.
Calocybe gambosa WAS Tricholoma gambosum
Brenda Ellis (United Kingdom) - 06 May 2012

I have a row of these about 8 foot long in my lawn in Somerset. I am still not 100% certain they are St. Georges but everything fits description. Comments helpful.
Calocybe gambosa WAS Tricholoma gambosum
Caroline Frances-King (United Kingdom) - 05 May 2012

St George's mushrooms at Bath Botanical Gardens, 4 May 2012 - just before they were cut to shreds under the Council mower!
Calocybe gambosa WAS Tricholoma gambosum
Jo Priestnall (United Kingdom) - 27 June 2011

April 2006 - ring of St George's Mushrooms found in park in Welwyn Garden City
Calocybe gambosa WAS Tricholoma gambosum
Jo Priestnall (United Kingdom) - 20 June 2011

Found on roadside by a park in Welwyn Garden City Apr 2006
Calocybe gambosa WAS Tricholoma gambosum
Marjan Kustera (Yugoslavia) - 08 May 2011

FIND AND PHOTO TAKEN BY,Marjan Kustera,Serbia,Niš. Saturday, 07.Maj, Southeast Serbia.Small town Babušnica. Spring is very dry and warm season late in the rain waiting long. Mushrooms only for a good photograph.
Calocybe gambosa WAS Tricholoma gambosum
Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 26 August 2010

Sopot Park Polnocny.poland
Calocybe gambosa WAS Tricholoma gambosum
Jon Bemrose (United Kingdom) - 09 May 2010

8 may 2010, Richmond North Yorkshire UK, still very dry, forcing through, need a prolonged rain for good fruition, but a handy enough collection for lunch
Calocybe gambosa WAS Tricholoma gambosum
Jon Bemrose (United Kingdom) - 09 May 2010

Just appeared this week 8/5/2010
Calocybe gambosa WAS Tricholoma gambosum
Slobodan Nikolic (Yugoslavia) - 03 May 2010

Calocybe gambosa WAS Tricholoma gambosum
Ric Lander (United Kingdom) - 20 April 2009

St. George's Mushrooms picked from a garden lawn, 11th April 2009, Letchworth Garden City, UK.
Calocybe gambosa WAS Tricholoma gambosum
nesko simic (United Kingdom) - 07 February 2009

Berks
Calocybe gambosa WAS Tricholoma gambosum
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