Leucocoprinus birnbaumii stages of growth
A colourful addition to my Chlorophytum comosum - these little mushrooms were popping up from the soil and I decided to document their growth and development.
Saprophytic in nature, living off well decayed plant matter. Stem 4cm in height, cap when fully opened 5cm.
Inedible and poisonous if consumed.
I understand the presence of this fungus does no harm to the houseplant.
''Leucocoprinus birnbaumii'' is a species of gilled mushroom in the family Agaricaceae. It is common in the tropics and subtropics, but in temperate regions frequently occurs in hothouses and flowerpots, hence its common names of flowerpot parasol and plantpot dapperling. Basidiocarps are poisonous, if consumed.