Bedham's Belonavoznik

Badham's whitehead (Leucocoprinus badhamii)


  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Agaricaceae (Champignon)
  • Genus: Leucocoprinus (Belonavoznik)
  • Species: Leucocoprinus badhamii (Belonavoznik Bedham)


  • Leucobolbitius badhamii
  • Mastocephalus badhamii

Badham's whitehead (Leucocoprinus badhamii)

Bedham's whitehead (Leucocoprinus badhamii) is a mushroom from the Champignon family, belongs to the Belonavozniki genus.

External description

The fruiting body of Belonavoznik Bedham consists of a cap and a thin stem.

The cap is fragile, thinly fleshy, with fibers, covered with small scales on top. At the edges, it is uneven, furrowed, very thin, and in old mushrooms it cracks. In some fruiting bodies of the white-headed bedham, particles of the veil can be seen on the surface of the cap.

The fungus hymenophore is lamellar. The plates included in its composition are very thin, located freely. Their color is predominantly white, sometimes it can vary to light gray-yellow. In mature fruiting bodies, the plates turn red-brown (they can also acquire this color due to damage). The hymenophore plates are characterized by a regular or mixed tram.

Belonavoznik Bedham's leg is located in the center of the cap, has a small thickness and a well-visible ring below the cap.

The spore powder of the fungus is characterized by a white, white-yellow or whitish-cream color. The spores themselves are colorless and have a time for germination. There are many Cheilocystids.

Season and habitat of the fungus

Bedham's whitehead can be found in greenhouses, greenhouses, greenhouses, parks, garbage dumps, mixed, deciduous and coniferous gardens.


There is no information about the edibility of Badham's white-bearer.

Similar types and differences from them


Other information about the mushroom

Badham whiteheads grow well on all continents of the planet, except Antarctica. They are cosmopolitan.

Photo of the mushroom Belonavoznik Bedham from the questions in recognition:

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