Lepiota pseudolilacea

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Lepiota pseudolilacea Huijsman syn. L. pseudohelveola Kühner ex Hora (illustrated life size) Cap 1–2cm across, slightly umbonate; grey-brown to dirty brown; breaking up into fine scales. Stem 25–40×2–5mm; white, flushed pink-brown; upper surface of ring pinkish, lower brown and flaky. Flesh brownish. Gills white. Spores 7–10×4–5¼, ellipsoid; dextrinoid. Spore print white. Cheilocystidia fusoid-inflated, thin-walled, hyaline. Habitat in deciduous woods; autumn. Uncommon. Unknown edibility, avoid.