Leucoagaricus marriagei

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Leucoagaricus marriagei (D.A. Reid) Bon syn. Lepiota marriagei D.A Reid. (illustrated 70% life size) Cap 1–3cm across; centre purple-brown, otherwise soft lilac-pink; finely scaly. Stem 20–50×2–5mm, base swollen; white to pinky brown below; ring brown-edged. Flesh white, not reddening when pressed; taste and smell not recorded. Gills free; white. Spores 6.5–8×3–4¼, ellipsoid. Spore print white. Cheilocystidia lancet-like to tube-shaped. Habitat in copses, often in disturbed ground; summer to autumn. Rare on Red Data List. Poisonous.

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