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Lepiota clypeolaria

Shaggy-stalked Lepiota

Family Agaricaceae


Poisonous
White cap with brown scales, free gills, and evanescent ring on shaggy stalk.

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Description

Cap: 2.5-7.5 cm (1-3") wide. Bell-shaped, becoming convex to flat with brown central knob. Margin sometimes upturned with age. Fibrous to scaly. Brown to yellow towards margin.

Gills: Free, close, narrow and white.

 

Cap and Stalk (Limor Weizmann Peru, MA)
Cap and Stalk


Gills (Limor Weizmann Peru, MA)
Gills



Stalk: 5-10 cm (2-4") long and 3-5 mm (1/8-1/4") thick. Silky, pale and hollow above ring.

Veils: Partial veil fibrous, white. May disappear with age.

Spore print: White.

 

Habitat and Range

On ground in coniferous, oak and mixed woods. Throughout North America.

Season

July-October.

Adult with Young in the Back (Limor Weizmann Peru, MA)
Adult with Young in Back

 

Stalk (Limor Weizmann Peru, MA )
Stalk

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