Leucoagaricus croceovelutinus

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Leucoagaricus croceovelutinus (Bon & Boiffard) Bon & Boiffard syn. Leucocoprinus croceovelutinus Bon & Boiffard (illustrated 55% life size) Cap 3–4cm across; browny red; margin scaly-floccose, reddening. Stem 50–90Γ—4–6mm, with a swollen base; concolorous with cap; light ring zone; hollow. Flesh white, brown then reddening near the cuticle; taste and smell not distinctive. Gills free; cream, marking red when touched. Spores 7–9Γ—3.5–4.5ΒΌ, pip-shaped. Spore print white. Cheilocystidia bottle-shaped. Habitat in mixed woods, often in disturbed places, and in greenhouses; summer to autumn. Rare. Poisonous.

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