Girdled Dapperling

Lepiota boudieri

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Girdled Dapperling Lepiota boudieri Bres. (illustrated 55% life size) Cap 2–5cm across, umbonate; deep ochre to orange-brown with darker brown centre; almost smooth at first, then covered in adpressed fibrils, which do not disrupt into distinct scales. Stem 30–60Γ—3–6mm; whitish at the apex; covered in brownish, cottony velar remains below the ring zone. Flesh white in cap, brownish in stem; smell strong and fungusy. Gills free; whitish, sometimes with a yellow tinge. Spores 8–9Γ—3.5–4.5ΒΌ, bullet-shaped; dextrinoid. Spore print white. Cap surface formed of elongated, obtuse, thin-walled, brown hairs; when mounted in water these can be seen to contain pigment granules in the β€˜sap’, but these dissolve instantly in the presence of alkali. Habitat in damp woods, especially under hazel; autumn. Occasional. Unknown edibility.

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