Cystolepiota hetieri

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Cystolepiota hetieri (Boud.) Singer syn. Lepiota hetieri Boud. (illustrated 55% life size) Cap 1–3cm across; cream, reddening when touched; powdery, covered with granular scales. Stem 20–40×2–5mm; concolorous with cap; hollow, woolly, light ring zone. Flesh white then reddish; smell strongly fungusy, similar to Lepiota cristata. Gills free; white, reddening quickly. Spores 4–6×2–3¼, ellipsoid. Spore print white. Cap and stem have floccose sphaerocysts, cheilocystidia clavate with small apical warts, a few pleurocystidia. Habitat in mixed woods, often in disturbed places; summer to autumn. Uncommon. Poisonous.

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