Green Dapperling

Lepiota grangei

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Green Dapperling Lepiota grangei (Eyre) Kühner. (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 1–3.5cm across; cream, with blackish-brown to greenish scales. Stem 25–60×3–5mm, with swollen base; concolorous with cap, with scales more prominent on the lower stem and orange staining especially near base; fleeting ring zone. Flesh white, dingy-grey when wet; smell distinct, similar to L. cristata. Gills free; cream. Spores 10–12×3–4¼, sausage- to bullet-shaped. Spore print white. Habitat in mixed woods, often in disturbed or coppiced areas; summer to autumn. Rare. Poisonous.

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