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

synonyms: Chestnut Dapperling, Kastanienbrauner, Lépiote Châtaine, Shirmpilz
Lepiota castanea Mushroom
Ref No: 9384
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Lepiota castanea2 Mushroom
Ref No: 9385
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location: Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Brown
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Conical or nearly so
stem type: Ring on stem
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Lepiota castanea Quél. syn. L. ignipes Locquin Kastanienbrauner Lépiote Châtaine Shirmpilz Chestnut Dapperling. Cap 2–4cm across, umbonate, bay to chestnut brown, soon breaking into small granular scales which are formed of minute tufts of hairs. Stem 25–35 x 2–4mm, concolorous with cap and finely brown scaly below; ring zone inconspicuous. Flesh white in cap, brownish in stem. Smell strong and fungusy. Gills whitish, browning with age. Cheilocystidia numerous, thin-walled, subcylindric or clavate, hyaline, 30–47 x 5–8um. Spore print white. Spores bullet-shaped, dextrinoid, 9–13 x 3.5–5um. Hairs of cap scales thin-walled, elongated, obtuse, septate, brown. Habitat in deciduous and coniferous woods. Season autumn. Uncommon. Edibility unknown -avoid. Found In Europe. Note Lepiota ignipes syn. L. rufidula has larger spores and is usually brighter coloured, often in coniferous plantations.

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