Cystolepiota seminuda

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Cystolepiota seminuda (Lasch) Bon syn. C. sistrata sensu auct. mult. (illustrated almost life size) Cap 0.5–1.5cm across, conico-convex with a distinct umbo; white with a flesh-colour tinge; mealy. Stem 15–25×1–2mm; white, tinged pinkish towards the base; finely mealy. Flesh white in cap, pinkish in lower stem; thin. Gills white. Spores 3–4×2–2.5¼, ellipsoid. Spore print white. Mealy cap surface composed of thin-walled sphaerocysts. Habitat on pathsides or in wood edges; autumn. Frequent. Unknown edibility. Note some authors separate C. sistrata as a slightly more robust species. In my first book this fungus was named as Lepiota sistrata.