Leucocybe connata (White Domecap)
Family
Lyophyllaceae
Location
Europe
Dimensions
Cap 3-8 cm diameter, stem 3-6 cm tall * 0.8-1.5 cm diameter
Edibility
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Description
Leucocybe connata, also known as Clitocybe connata or White Domecap, is a medium-sized agaric mushroom with a white cap and stem but no volva or ring. This mushroom typically grows either singly or in small clusters and is a common sight in disturbed soil beside woodland footpaths. The fruitbodies often form compact clusters with their stem bases fused together, causing the stems to be bent rather than straight.

Cap convex, expanding without fully flattening, often developing a wavy margin, and it is white, smooth, and dry. The flesh is thick and white. Gills crowded, white and adnate or slightly decurrent. Stem coloured as cap, fibrillose, usually slightly swollen at base. It has no ring. Spore print white.

Microscopic Features: Spores are ellipsoidal, smooth, measuring 5.5-7 x 3.2-4.2┬Ám, and contain oil drops.

Synonyms: Clitocybe connata is a synonym and previously used in some Nordic countries (including Sweden) for the mushroom. Lyophyllum connatum is an older name.

Lyophyllum connatum on the www.first-nature.com web site.

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