Lyophyllum eustygium (Cooke) Clémençon
(ethereal domecap)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesLyophyllum eustygium (ethereal domecap)
GenusLyophyllum (domecap toadstools)
FamilyLYOPHYLLACEAE (a family of toadstools)
OrderAGARICALES (mushrooms and toadstools)
ClassAGARICOMYCETES (a class of fungi)
PhylumBASIDIOMYCOTA (spore droppers)
KingdomFUNGI (true fungi)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Lyophyllum eustygium (Ethereal Domecap) :
1: Lyophyllum eustygium (Ethereal Domecap)
3 Oct 2006 OSGR: SU79 51° 40' N, 0° 60' W Vice County: Oxon (VC 23) England
growing with Rockrose
Image 1: Collection - top viewsImage 2: Collection - undersidesImage 3: Fruitbodies - in situImage 4: Fruitbody - in situ among Rockrose - side view - close-upImage 5: Fruitbody - in situ among Rockrose - top view - close-upImage 6: Fruitbody - LS - just after cutting - close-upImage 7: Fruitbody - LS - ten minutes after cutting - close-upImage 8: Fruitbody - LS - twenty minutes after cutting - close-upImage 9: Fruitbody - underside showing gills and stipe - close-upImage 10: Spores - magnifiedImage 11: Spores - highly magnified

Identification Works

BioInfo ( has 1 general literature references relevant to Lyophyllum eustygium (Ethereal Domecap)

Lyophyllum eustygium (Ethereal Domecap) may also be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo ( has 2 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Lyophyllum eustygium (Ethereal Domecap)
Superficially resembling one of the dull brown species of Hygrocybe, it is distinguished by the mealy smell and colour changing blue (though this is not always evident) then black on bruising.

With its mealy smell and blackening flesh it could easily be confused with Porpoloma metapodium, however the spore print is non-amyloid and the spores are smaller and subglobose.
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