Public Description of Bolbitius titubans (Bull.) Fr.

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Name: Bolbitius titubans (Bull.) Fr.
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Description status: Unreviewed

Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Bolbitiaceae

General Description:

Variable in its size and stature,1 3 5 6 8 9 but young specimens have slimy, egg-shaped, egg-yolk yellow cap,1 3 5 6 8 9 hence the common name: Sunny Side Up.1


1 Arora, Mushrooms Demystified (Ten Speed Press 2d ed. 1986) (Bolbitius vitellinus)

2 Fries, E.M. Epicrisis Systematis Mycologici, seu Synopsis Hymenomycetum. i–xii, 1–612: 254 (1836–1838)

3 Gibson, KEY TO KEYS of Pacific Northwest Key Council (rev. 2011) (Bolbitius vitellinus)

4 Index Fungorum record 175350

5 Kuo, M. (2012, February). Bolbitius titubans. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site:

6 Lincoff, National Audubon Society Field Guide to Mushrooms (Alfred A. Knopf 1981) (Bolbitius vitellinus)

7 MycoBank #175350

8 Rogers Mushrooms, Bolbitius vitellinus

9 Wood & Stevens, The Fungi of California, Bolbitius titubans (a MykoWeb Page)


Common name: Sunny side Up1

Description author: Joseph D. Cohen (Request Authorship Credit)
Description editor: Jason Hollinger

Created: 2014-04-02 16:17:16 EDT (-0400) by Joseph D. Cohen (Joe Cohen)
Last modified: 2014-04-05 13:57:47 EDT (-0400) by Joseph D. Cohen (Joe Cohen)
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