Fried Chicken Mushroom Lyophyllum decastes (Fries) Singer  


Usually found in large clusters on the ground in varied habitats: forests, trail edges, grassy edges, wood edges.


Cap: yellowish-brown convex/flat, smooth, moist; margin may be irregular. Gills: Whitish, close. Stalk: white, becoming brownish below (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 11 records in the project database.

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Fried Chicken Mushroom (caps) in Howard Co., Maryland (11/6/2010). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Fried Chicken Mushroom (cap and gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (11/6/2010). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Fried Chicken Mushroom specimen found in Howard Co., Maryland (11/6/2011). Nearly round, smooth; measured 4.9-5.5 X 4.1-4.9 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

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