Lepiota ignivolvata

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Lepiota ignivolvata

12 October 2016 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, expanding, with a broad umbo, centre dark brown, margin paler, surface breaking up into coarse scales, margin decorated with veil remnants, to 9cm across

Gills

Free, distant, broad, white

Stem

Cylindrical, broader at the base, hollow, whitish, ring with a distinct brown margin, lower part coarsely scaly

Flesh

Whitish

Smell

Unpleasant

Taste

Unpleasant

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Rarely recorded

Habitat

In woods with deciduous or coniferous trees, usually reported with beech

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (9-12) x (5-6) µm2. Gill edge cystidia club or spindle shaped. Clamp connections present.

Edibility

Poisonous

Notes

The specimens shown did not have an unpleasant smell

Additional Photographs

Lepiota ignivolvata

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 12 October 2016. . Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Lepiota ignivolvata

Basidium in Congo Red viewed with a x40 objective. 12 October 2016. . Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Lepiota ignivolvata

Cuticle hyphae in Congo Red viewed with a x40 objective. 12 October 2016. . Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Lepiota ignivolvata

Gill edge cystidia in Congo Red viewed with a x40 objective. 12 October 2016. . Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin