White Dapperling

Leucoagaricus leucothites


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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

White Dapperling Leucoagaricus leucothites (Vittad.) Wasser syn. Lepiota naucina (Fr.) P. Kumm. (illustrated 45% life size) Cap 5–8cm across, convex, expanding to almost flattened; whitish, becoming flushed flesh-colour or pale cream-ochre; smooth and silky. Stem 60–80Γ—8–20mm; concolorous with the cap; ring concolorous, narrow, free of the stem. Flesh white and thick in cap, browning in stem; taste and smell not distinctive. Gills white, becoming pale flesh-colour with age. Spores 7–9Γ—4.5–5ΒΌ, ovoid; dextrinoid. Spore print white. Habitat in gardens or on roadsides; autumn. Occasional. Edible but best avoided due to possible confusion with poisonous species.

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