Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Podaxis
Family: Agaricaceae (Fungus)
Taxon : Fungus
Group : Plant

SPECIES
pistillaris
NOTES

The cone- or egg-shaped fruit body can reach a height of 30 cm. This is initially covered with brownish scales which later fall off. The stem has a bulbous base.


AUTHORITY
(L.) Fr.
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Fungus
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The spore mass inside is olive green, turning red and then black
Colour: Grey
Common Name
False shaggy mane
False ink cap
Slangkop
Habitat
NOTES: Grows on termite mounds
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Cancer treatments
The spore powder is used to treat cancer
Infant treatments
Is mixed with fat to treat nappy rash in infants
Toxicity
Is not edible but not poisonous
Months
January
February
March
April
All year
Synonyms for Species
Lycoperdon pistillare
Scleroderma pistillare



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