Lepiota cortinarius var. audreae

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Lepiota cortinarius var. audreae D.A. Reid (illustrated 40% life size) Cap resembling a Cortinarius, 4–8cm across; creamy, covered with reddish-brown scales, sometimes in a concentric pattern, with reddish umbo. Stem 60–80Γ—10–15mm; concolorous with cap; slightly scaly basal bulb. Flesh white; smell distinct. Gills free; white. Spores 6.5–8Γ—3–3.5ΒΌ, ellipsoid. Spore print white. Habitat in mixed woods on litter; summer to autumn. Extremely rare. Not edible avoid, as many of this group are very poisonous.

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