Observation 19080: Lepiota (Pers.) Gray

When: 2009-02-25

Collection location: Auckland, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: Michael W (Michael Wallace)

Specimen available

Found under tree ferns in native New Zealand forest.
Pileus: 20-30mm in diameter. Hemispheric to plane. Colour white with a brown centre.
Stipe: 40-50mm long by 6-8mm in diameter.Enlarging towards the base. Colour white.
Lamellae: Attachment free. Close. White in colour.
Spore deposit: white.


Copyright © 2009 Michael
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Lepiota sp
By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2009-03-10 00:58:42 PDT (-0700)

Hi Michael,
The Lepiota’s have never been studied in NZ so most are unnamed unless it happens to be a cosmopolitan or introduced species. The species you have is one of the most common that I also come across.

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