by Michael W. Beug Email: beugm@evergreen.edu
The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
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Lepiota clypeolaria is another one of the small, poisonous Lepiotas. While the toxins present in Lepiota clypeolaria are not clearly known, lethal levels of amatoxins have been found in many of these smallish Lepiotas, including one tiny pure white Lepiota. From evidence accumulated so far, it appears unwise to eat any small Lepiota species. A Lepiota is recognized by a white spore print, white gills that are not attached to the stipe, a cap that often can be broken from the stipe in a ball and socket manner, and a partial veil leaving a membranous or fibrillose ring on the stipe of mature specimens.
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