Lepiota clypeolaria (Shield Dapperling)
Europe, North America
Cap 4-8 cm diameter; stem 5-10 cm tall * 0.5-0.8 cm diameter
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Lepiota clypeolaria, commonly referred to as the Shield Dapperling Mushroom, is a small to medium-sized agaric with an umbonate cap adorned with brownish scales on a white background. This mushroom typically grows in solitary or scattered fashion on soil in both coniferous and broad-leafed woodlands.

Cap starts as a bell shape, it widens into a broad, curved top with a low bump. It is white or cream-coloured, with a pale brown or ochre centre that later splits into small, fibrous, light to medium brown scales. The edge of the cap has white flakes from the partial veil. Gills white, free from the stem, close, and short-gills are frequent. Stem whitish and more or less equal. It has a silkily fibrillose surface above a white fragile pendent ring and is covered in cotton-wool like veil fragments below. The stem flesh is whitish. Spore print white.

Microscopic Features: Spores are amygdaloid-ellipsoidal or fusoid, with a smooth surface; measuring 11-16 x 5-7μm; reacting to dextrin.

Lepiota clypeolaria on the First Nature Web site.
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