Skullcap Dapperling

Leucocoprinus brebissonii

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Skullcap Dapperling Leucocoprinus brebissonii (Godey) Locq. syn. Lepiota brebissonii Godey in Gillet (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 2–3cm across, conical then flattened, margin coarsely grooved; white with uniform dark grey-brown disc, elsewhere ornamented with dark grey-brown scales, becoming more dispersed towards margin; delicate, almost transparent. Stem 45–60×3–6mm, slightly thickened towards the base; pure white; small white ring. Flesh white; thin. Gills crowded; pure white. Spores 9–12.5×5.5–7¼, broadly elliptic or ovoid to almond-shaped, with a germ-pore. Spore print white. Habitat in deciduous woods; autumn. Occasional. Unknown edibility.