POISONOUS AND HALLUCINOGENIC MUSHROOMS
by Michael W. Beug Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
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.