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Longula texensis Mushroom
Ref No: 9448
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location: North America
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: White to cream
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Conical or nearly so
stem type: Ring on stem
flesh: Flesh discolours when cut, bruised or damaged
spore colour: Purplish to black
habitat: Grows on the ground

Longula texensis (Berk. & Curt.) Zeller Cap 3-9cm across, oval to round or broadly convex; white to buff, becoming more brownish in age; smooth or breaking up into scales or warts which may wear away; becoming fragile and often splitting as it dries out in maturity. Spore mass comprising crowded, convoluted, folded plates and cavities; brownish becoming chocolate brown or blackish in maturity. Stem 20-100 x 15-35mm, slightly thicker toward the base; white or similar to cap; smooth or longitudinally lined, becoming tough and woody as it dries. Veil two-layered, at first over cap margin and stem, then separating from cap and forming a ring on the upper part of the stem. Flesh firm, solid; white bruising yellowish or pinkish in the stem. Spores nearly globose, smooth, 6-7.5 x 5-6.5. Habitat singly, scattered, or in groups in poor soil, waste ground, fields, lawns, and arid areas. Found in southwestern North America from Texas west and as far north as Oregon. Season July-August. Edibility not known -avoid.

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