Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

February 21, 2012

Colourful Names

Filed under: Fungi — paul @ 6:57 am
Leucoprinus Birnbaumii

Leucoprinus Birnbaumii

The official name according to wikipedia is Leucocoprinus Birnbaumii, although you might also find the latin name of Lepiota lutea — none of which can compare to suggested common names such as “plantpot dapperling”, “yellow parasol”, “flowerpot parasol”, “yellow houseplant mushroom”, “lemon-yellow lepiota”, or “yellow pleated parasol”.

We find this fungus from time to time growing in one of the planters by our entrance, apparently they often grow in flower pots or are introduced through potting mix. The difference between the two pictures is one day, and after one more day it was all finished.

Leucoprinus Birnbaumii

Leucoprinus Birnbaumii


  1. Very nice photos.

    Regards and best wishes

    Comment by Tatjana Parkacheva — February 21, 2012 @ 8:57 am

  2. Mushrooms are so fascinating & yet poorly understood. These are particularly pretty, to boot.

    Comment by smudgeon — February 21, 2012 @ 11:57 pm

  3. Lovely, they look like they are made of rubber. We are having such a wet season I am hoping on a big display of fairy mushrooms (red ones with white spots) in my garden this autumn.

    Comment by joan — February 24, 2012 @ 12:08 am

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