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Lepiota cristata.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Büdös õzlábgomba, Kleiner Stinkschirmling, Lépiote crêpue, Lépiote crêtée, Stinking Dapperling
Lepiota cristata 2 Mushroom
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Lepiota cristata Mushroom
Ref No: 9393
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: White to cream, Red or redish or pink
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Conical or nearly so
stem type: Ring on stem
flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Lepiota crostata Kummer. Lépiote crêtée, Lépiote crêpe, Kleiner Stinkschirmling, Büdös õzlábgomba, Lepiota crestata, Stinkparasolzwam, Stinking Dapperling. Cap 2–5cm across, irregularly bell-shaped and umbonate, cuticle reddish-brown and soon broken up, except at centre, into small scales on a white silky background. Stem 20–35 x 3–4mm, white tinged flesh-colour; ring membranous and deciduous. Flesh thin, white. Taste pleasant, smell unpleasant, strongly fungusy. Gills white, becoming brownish with age. Spore print white. Spores bullet-shaped, dextrinoid, 6–7.5 x 3–3.5um. Habitat in woods, garden refuse or in leaf litter. Season summer to autumn. Frequent. Edibility suspect – avoid. Distribution, America and Europe. The collection on the blue background was made in America, but differs from European material in the much longer stem.

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Chris von Ruhland (United Kingdom) - 02 December 2011

Spores showing dextrinoid staining with Meltzer's reagent
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Ashley Watson (United Kingdom) - 24 November 2011

Whetstone, Leicestershire, UK. November 2011.
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Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 26 February 2011

Dziemiany kaszubskie,lasy swierkowe.Poland
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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 06 May 2009

Hungarian name, Büdös özlábgomba
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