Mushrooms occurring in Europe - Asterophora lycoperdoides

By marianomariano | Nature - mushrooms | 26 Sep 2019


Asterophora lycoperdoides - Hat diameter 10-25 mm, convex, almost round. The outer layer is futile, initially whitish, slightly rough, nodular; later it cracks and is all thickly covered with beige, loamy brown, powdery spore powder.

Lamellae usually poorly developed, thick, rare, adnate to the stipe; whitish, grayish.

Stem 20-50 mm high, up to 10 mm thick; even, dry, smooth or velvety; young whitish, later brownish. The base is covered with white mycelium.

Young white, unchanging flesh, with age gray, brown. Flour taste and smell.

Occurrence: In forests, it parasites on old, rotting fruiting bodies of Russula doves and Lactarius dandelions, especially on dove Russula nigricans and Russula densifolia. In groups, from summer to late autumn.

Value: Inedible mushroom.

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