Greenspored Dapperling

Melanophyllum eyrei


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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Greenspored Dapperling Melanophyllum eyrei (Massee) Singer syn. Lepiota eyrei (Massee) J.E. Lange (illustrated 25% life size) Cap 1–3cm across, convex to bell-shaped; cream with ochre-brown centre; granular, veil remnants adhering to margin. Stem 15–25Γ—1–2mm; concolorous with cap, often darkening towards the base; granular. Flesh white in cap, cream to brownish in stem. Gills bluish-green. Spores 4–5Γ—2–2.5ΒΌ, oval. Spore print pale green. Cap surface covered with globose, thin-walled cells. Habitat amongst mercury and moss in broad-leaved woods, usually on alkaline soil; late summer to autumn. Rare on Red Data List. Suspect avoid.

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