Lepiota magnispora

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Lepiota magnispora Murrill syn. L. ventriosospora D.A. Reid (illustrated 45% life size) Cap 4–8cm across, conico-convex at first, later expanding to almost flattened; ochraceous, with yellow to brown scales, darker and smooth at the centre. Stem 30–40×4–8mm; concolorous with the cap; covered in large, yellowish, cottony scales, especially towards the base. Flesh whitish in cap, reddish-brown or brown in stem; thin. Gills white. Spores 14.5–17.5×4–5¼, fusoid; dextrinoid. Spore print white. Cheilocystidia 9–15¼ wide, variable in shape, ovate, clavate, or lageniform. Scales on cap formed of elongated, thin-walled, unicellular surface hairs with rounded, obtuse, or slightly narrowed apex. Habitat in deciduous woodland; autumn. Occasional. Unknown edibility.