Lepiota ignivolvata

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Lepiota ignivolvata Bousset & Joss. (illustrated 65% life size) Cap 4–10cm across, convex then expanded and umbonate; centre reddish-brown, disrupting into tiny, crowded, ochraceous-cream scales, which become more dispersed towards the margin. Stem 60–120×6–15mm, slightly bulbous; bright orange zone on the edge of the bulb, which often becomes more obvious after collection, and often a similar orange colour on the underside of the ring. Flesh white; taste foul, smell strong and rank. Gills white to cream. Spores 11–13×6¼, fusoid. Spore print white. Habitat in deciduous and coniferous woods; autumn. Rare on Red Data List. Not edible.