Introduction to Fall Mushrooms
by Michael W. Beug Email:
The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
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Lyophyllum decastes is a white-spored mushroom that grows in distinctive clusters of anywhere from a few caps up to hundreds of caps. The clustered habit gave rise to its once used scientific name, Lyophyllum multiceps. The cap color can be anywhere from tan to dark gray and individual specimens can be hard to distinguish from a host of poisonous mushrooms including some Tricholoma species and some Entoloma species. Lyophyllum decastes is a choice edible mushroom known as the Fried Chicken Mushroom.

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