Leucocoprinus Pat., J. Bot., Paris 2: 16 (1888) , Index Fungorum number: IF 17960

Type species: Leucocoprinus cepistipes (Sowerby) Pat. [as ‘cepaestipes’], J. Bot., Paris 3: 336 (1889)

Leucocoprinus belongs to the family Agaricaceae. Its best-known member is the yellow pot-plant mushroom Leucocoprinus birnbaumii, found worldwide. The type species of this genus is L. Cepistipes (Sowerby) Pat.