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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
Ref No: 7818
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Calocybe gambosa2 WAS Tricholoma gambosum Mushroom
Ref No: 7819
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Calocybe gambosa WAS Tricholoma gambosum Mushroom
Ref No: 7820
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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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