Merulius lycoperdoides (Bull.) Lam. & DC. 1805 Nyctalis agaricoides (Fr.) Bon & Courtec. 1989 Nyctalis agaricoides f. agaricoides (Fr.) Bon & Courtec. 1989 Nyctalis agaricoides f. nauseosa (Weinm.) Bon 1995 Nyctalis asterophora Fr. 1838 Nyctalis asterophora f. asterophora Fr. 1838 Nyctalis asterophora f. major J.E. Lange 1933 Nyctalis lycoperdoides (Bull.) Konrad & Maubl. 1889 Nyctalis nauseosa (Weinm.) Fr. 1874
Shrink list ... Habit of Growth:
Mushroom is not protected
Cap: 1-2 cm across, hemispherical, surface is whitish and farinose, soon, browning and covered with cinnamon colored powder, also entire surface braking up into brown chlamydospores, margin is inrolled for a long time.
Hymenophore: lamellae are pale whitish, sometimes rudimentary or completely lacking, thickish, distant.
Spore print: white
Spore: Basidiospores are elliptic, chlamydospores are strongly verrucose to bluntly spinose, oval to subglobose, light brownish, 3,2-5,8 x 2-4,2 μm
Stem: 1-3 x 0,3-0,5 cm, cylindric, bent, whitish cottony, brownish in age, soon hollow.
Flesh: whitish cream, odor and taste are farinaceous.
Habitat: grouped to clustered in forests, on dead mushrooms of the genera Russula and Lactarius, grows from late summer to fall.
Remarks: similar with Asterophora parasitica, which doesnt produce brown powder and has well formed lamellae.