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Lichenomphalia umbellifera

Distribution: West of Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to northern California, Maine; In Canada west of Rockies, in Yukon, Northwest Territories in north, east to Quebec.

Habitat: Shaded boreal forest and open tundra.

Substrate: Rotting wood and peat.

Conservation Status: Not of concern


One of three North American genera exhibiting a basidiomycete mycobiont. When not in fruit, thallus appears as a mass of tiny green globules with occasional squamules present. Fruiting body a pale yellowish-tan mushroom with prominent gills.

Accepted Name:
Lichenomphalia umbellifera (L. : Fr.) Redhead, Lutzoni, Moncalvo & Vilgalys

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Lichenomphalia umbellifera in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

CalPhotos: Lichenomphalia umbellifera photos

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