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WHITE DUNCE CAP
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Scientific Name:Conocybe lactea; Family Bolbitaceae;

Order Agaricales

Habitat: Grassy area, also hard packed soil.

Color:,Cap, and stalk tan to white, gills white to rust-colored.

Size: Cap is 1-3 cm in diameter, stalk is 4-10 cm long, 1.5 cm thick

Gills: Attached but nearly free, narrow, close.

Spore Print: Rust Brown

Edibility: Edible

Characteristics: Stalks have tiny hairs.Distinctive narrow conical cap, with flared margins at its base. The cap is very smooth with long line radiating from the center It has two seasons, May-June and again in September. Common on lawns throughout America, the weight of the cap combined with the heat of the sun often break the stalks of these mushrooms by noon. In forests they can last several days.

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