Lepiota cristata

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Lepiota cristata

26 September 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Stinking Parasol

Hymenium

Convex, expanding with age, with a small central bump, white with dark brown scales, especially at the centre, to about 4 cm across

Gills

Free, crowded, white

Stem

Equal, whitish, ring thin, apical

Smell

Unpleasant

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

In woods, hedgerows and gardens

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores bullet shaped, smooth (6-7.5) x (3-3.5) µm2. Gill edge cystidia club shaped. Cuticle cystidia club shaped. Clamp connections seen in cuticle hyphae.

Edibility

Inedible