Lepiota fuscovinacea

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Lepiota fuscovinacea F.H. Møller & J.E. Lange (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 3–6cm across; wine-brown; adpressed-scaly, the scales may rub off, leaving the cap bald. Stem 40–70×4–8mm; pale pinky lilac zone near the apex, wine-brown below; slightly woolly bulb. Flesh white, brown and reddening near the cuticle; taste and smell not distinctive. Gills free; white. Spores 4–5.5×2–3¼, rather sausage-shaped. Spore print white. Habitat in wood edges and thickets; summer to autumn. Uncommon. Deadly poisonous.