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- Researchers identified a new mushroom species from the Western Ghats- Candolleomyces albosquamosus.
- Researchers identified and described the new species as belonging to the genus
- It is a small genus with just 35 species recognized worldwide.
- The new species, has been named Candolleomyces albosquamosus - ‘albosquamosus’ for the white woolly scale-like structures on its pileus or cap.
- Delicate in build, the mushroom grows to a height of just about 58 mm.
- The ‘cap,’ or pileus, of a mature Candolleomyces albosquamosus is 12 mm to 38.5 mm in diameter and bell-shaped.
- The honey-yellow colored pileus turns brownish-gray or brownish-beige with age.
- The ‘stipe’ – the stem or stalk of the mushroom – is white in colour and cylindrical.
Q. Recently, Candolleomyces albosquamosus was in the news. What is it?
2) Mushroom species
Which of the above option is correct?
Answer: B) 2