Name: Termitomyces umkowaan
Author: (Cooke & Massee) D.A. Reid
Citation: [as ‘umkowaani’], Contr. Bolus Herb. 7: 118 (1975)
Cap: up to 250 mm diam., large, fleshy, at first conical expanding to bell-shaped, finally shallow convex with a broadly conical umbo; margin incurved, uneven to somewhat lobate, striate and splitting with age. Surface smooth and slightly radially striate, viscid when wet, dull greyish brown when young, lighter towards the margin with increasing expansion; cuticle occasionally cracking radially and concentrically and forming large, loose scales.
Stipe: Central, smooth, creamy white, 70-150 × 10-20 mm at the cap widening downwards to a bulbous base (up to 80 mm diam) below soil level, and then tapering downwards to a narrow, blackish, stiate pseudorhiza up to 10 mm diam. And up to 500 mm long; tough-fibrous, solid; without ring.
Lamellae: Free, crowded, full and intermediate lengths, thin edges entire to somewhat uneven, laciniate in age, creamy white at first becoming brownish pink in age.
Flesh: Thick but thin over the lamellae, firm, creamy white, unchanging; with faint pleasant odour and taste.
Spore print: Yellowish pink to pale pinkish brown.
Basiodiospores: Broadly ovoid, ellipsoidal, obliquely apiculate, smooth, thin-walled, non-amyloid; 6,1-11,3 × 4,3-5,6
Schulzeria is considered a synonym of Leucoagaricus, so Termitomyces umkowaan is the best name.
Schulzeria umkowaan (Cooke & Massee) Sacc., Sylloge Fungorum 9: 11 (1889) [MB#203985]
It is probably not updated, but this is not something I have enough familiarity with.
appears to be the preferred name on both databases. Any reason not to change the orthography here?
See Mycobank current name vs Indexfungorum
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