Collection location: Buttonwood, south Key Largo, Monroe Co., Florida, USA [Click for map]
small mushroom scattered in hammockleaf litter
ST: 30-40×2-3mm, some slightly enlarged at base, smooth, fragile, shiny, white
CAP: to 25mm wide, nearly plane, umbonate, smooth, rose or peach to pale pinkish to almost white, center dark pinkish or peachy red, striate at least at v margin, fragile
VEIL: partial, leaves sheath-like movable ring near top of stem, white to cap-colored
GILL: white, close, free, 2mm wide, clean
SPORE: print white
Saw several dozen of these, but not as common as the pure white ones.
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It is something close to L. roseiceps (still hasn’t been changed from a lepiota yet but it is a leucoagaricus)! Murrill published several species in the rubrotincta group which have been scarcely look at since. This is one of them and probably is roseiceps or subrepandus. Molecular results are pending analysis but with nothing to compare it to at this point it will merely be a point of interest.
Created: 2007-12-31 23:07:23 CST (-0500)
Last modified: 2007-12-31 23:09:03 CST (-0500)
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