Candolleomyces albosquamosus : A New Species Of Mushroom
Researchers at the Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute (JNTBGRI) at Palode identified a new mushroom species, which has been named Candolleomyces albosquamosus
- Candolleomyces albosquamosus is a new species belonging to the genus Candolleomyces, which is relatively small genus with just 35 species recognised worldwide.
- It has white woolly scale-like structures on its pileus or cap.
- It grows to a height of just about 58 mm.
- The ‘cap,’ or pileus, of a mature Candolleomyces albosquamosus is 12 mm to 38.5 mm in diameter and bell-shaped.
- The honey-yellow coloured pileus turns brownish-gray or brownish-beige with age.
- The’stipe’ ‘(the stem or stalk) of the mushroom is white in colour and cylindrical.
- Habitats of Candolleomyces albosquamosus include dead logs or bamboo culms in the natural forest.