Sharp-scaled Lepiota Lepiota aspera (Persoon)) Quelet  

Status:

Found solitary or in groups on ground or on decayed wood in forests (mostly hardwoods).

Description:

Cap: White with reddish-brown scales; dry; smooth when young (erect pointed scales easily wipe off); convex to nearly flat, sometimes with umbo; flesh white. Gills: White, edges may be toothed; close. Stalk: White becoming mostly light brown in age; white partial veil leaves white ring with reddish-brown scales on margin, ring often collapses (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 7 records in the project database.

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Sharp-scaled Lepiota (fruiting bodies, dorsal) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/12/2011). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Sharp-scaled Lepiota (gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/12/2011). Partial veil covers the gills. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Sharp-scaled Lepiota (stalk and gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/12/2011). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Sharp-scaled Lepiota specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (8/12/2011). Elliptical, smooth; measured 5.4-6.8 X 2.3-3.1 microns. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)


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