Lepiota erminea (Fr.) P. Kumm., (dune dapperling)

17 Oct 2005 at OSGR: SU56 in Berks, England

Record SummarySeven fruitbodies, mostly old, growing in short grass
Found asFruitbody
Date17 October 2005
OS grid refOSGR: SU56
Lat/Lon51° 20' N, 1° 20' W
Vice CountyBerks, VC no: 22
Voucher17 Oct 2005[A]
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Notes: Caps: 32, 36, 43 & 47mm.
Stipes: 3.5-6.5mm diam, tapering upwards.
Ring: weak, cortinate, soon collapsing.
Gills: unchanged with strong ammonia.
Spore print: white, dextrinoid.

Cap cuticle: narrow, thin-walled, hyaline, filamentous, ?unclamped, hyphae.
Basidia: 4-spored.
Gill edge: sterile, with abundant cheilocystidia.
Cheilocystidia: hyaline, clavate, 15.5/9µm.
Spores: hyaline, narrowly amygdaliform, 12-15/5-6µm; without germ pore; not staining in Cresyl blue.
Clamps present, but hard to see as tissues are hyaline, and very thin walled.

This would be L. alba (Bres.) Sacc., if this were regarded as distinct from L. erminea, but they are combined in the 2005 British & Irish Checklist.

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