Name: Lepiota magnispora Murrill
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First person to use this name on MO: Nathan Wilson
Editors: Alan Rockefeller, walt sturgeon


Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Lepiota magnispora

ICN Identifier: missing

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Author: Murrill

Citation: Mycologia 4(5): 237 (1912)

Deprecated Synonyms: Lepiota ventriosospora D.A. Reid


Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Agaricaceae

Genus: Lepiota

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Brief Description: [See More | Edit]

Cap: 3-5 cm; convex to bell-shaped, becoming broadly convex, broadly bell-shaped, or nearly flat in age; dry; scaly; yellow to yellow-brown or rusty brown with a darker, contrasting center.

Gills: Free from the stem; white; close.

Stem: 4-9 cm long; under 1 cm thick; more or less equal, with a slightly swollen base; hairy to shaggy; whitish to yellowish, or with scattered brownish scales; sometimes discoloring yellowish with age or on handling; with a sheathing ring or ring zone that sometimes disappears.

Flesh: White.

Odor and Taste: Not distinctive.

Chemical Reactions: KOH on cap surface negative.

Spore Print: White.

Microscopic Features: Spores 15-21 × 4.5-6 µ; smooth; strongly to weakly dextrinoid; fusiform, with a convex curve on the adaxial side but not on the other side; reminiscent of bolete spores. Cystidia absent. Clamp connections present.

REFERENCES: Murrill, 1912. (H. V. Smith, 1966; Vellinga, 2000, Vellinga, 2001; Vellinga, 2003.) Herb. Kuo 08190502, 01150604.

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