Lepista panaeola

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Lepista panaeola

October 2004 Oxfordshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, then flattened, smooth, often with dark spots and a frosted appearance, margin often furrowed, grey brown to beige, to about 12 cm across

Gills

Adnate, crowded, whitish then grey pink

Stem

Fairly stout, equal or club shaped, fibrous, concolorous with the cap

Flesh

White, firm, thick

Smell

Mealy

Taste

Sweet

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

In large groups and rings in meadows, pastures and unimproved grassland

Spore Print

Pale pink

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, with small warts (4.5-6) x (3.5-4.5) µm2

Edibility

Edible, good

Notes

This is not an easy species to identify. Look for the frosted cap surface with dark spots, and the furrowed margin