Birnbaum whitehead (Leucocoprinus birnbaumii)Systematics:
- Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
- Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
- Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
- Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
- Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
- Family: Agaricaceae (Champignon)
- Genus: Leucocoprinus (Belonavoznik)
- Species: Leucocoprinus birnbaumii (Belonavoznik Birnbaum)
Birnbaum's whitehead ( Leucocoprinus birnbaumii ) is a mushroom from the genus Whiteheads of the Champignon family.
The cap is 1-5 cm in diameter., Finely fleshy, at a young age ovoid, oval, then conical, later campanulate-prostrate, with a small tubercle, dry, picrin-yellow, yellow tubercle, covered with a scattered yellowish flocculent bloom, with a tucked, later straight , radially furrowed edge.
The stem is 4-8x0.2-0.4 cm, central, often curved, widens towards the base, with a small tuber 0.5-0.6 cm, hollow, picrin-yellow, naked, below the ring is covered with a yellow flocculent bloom.
The apical ring is narrow, scarious, yellowish, often disappearing.
The pulp is yellowish, does not change at the break, without a special smell and taste.
The plates are loose, thin, frequent, sulfur-yellow.
Spore powder whitish pink.
Spores 7-11x4.5-7.5 microns, oval-ellipsoidal, smooth, sometimes germinating, colorless.
It grows on compost, in greenhouses, greenhouses, hotbeds throughout the year.
Inedible decorative mushroom.