Observation 5808: Lepiota (Pers.) Gray

When: 2007-12-26

Collection location: Buttonwood, south Key Largo, Monroe Co., Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

small mushroom scattered in hammock leaf litter
ST: 40×2-3mm, fragile, shiny smooth, white, translucent, enlarged at base
CAP: 15-30mm wide, convex to plane to uplifted, smooth, slimy when young, tacky-sticky in age, not striate, v subtle umbo that is sometimes faintly brown (esp. as it dries)
VEIL: partial, leaves collar near top of stem, white
GILL: white, close, free, clean, 2mm wide
SPORE: print white

This is the most common of the several small parasol species that appeared after the heavy Christmas rains.

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