Onion-stalk Lepiota Leucocoprinus cepistipes (Sowerby) Patouillard  Synonyms: Coprinus cepaestipes, Coprinus cepistipes, Lepiota cepistipes.

Status:

Found single or in clusters in rich soil or well-rotted wood such as mulch piles.

Description:

Cap: White/pale yellow (gray-brown in age) with powdery scales; prominent umbo; bell-shaped when young, broadly conic in age; flesh white, stains yellow. Gills: White, crowded. Stalk: White (stains yellow) with soft scales; tapers to narrow tip at cap; persistent ring. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 8 records in the project database.

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Onion-stalk Lepiota found in clusters in wood mulch in Wicomico Co., Maryland (10/4/2014). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Onion-stalk Lepiota (mature fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (7/24/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Onion-stalk Lepiota growing in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/23/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Onion-stalk Lepiota growing in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/23/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Onion-stalk Lepiota growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/16/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Onion-stalk Lepiota (young cap) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/22/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Onion-stalk Lepiota in Howard, Maryland (6/22/2014). Photo features young fruiting body showing gills, ring, and stalk. Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

Onion-stalk Lepiota found on mulch in Howard Co., Maryland (6/3/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Spores collected from an Onion-stalk Lepiota specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (6/22/2014). Broadly elliptical, smooth with apical pore; measured 7.2-8.4 X 5.6-6.4 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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