Lepiota


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Lepiota

 

a genus of mushrooms of subclass Hymenomy-cetes, the best known of which are L. procera (the parasol mushroom), which reaches 50 cm in height and has a scaly brownish cap, and L. excoriata, which reaches 10 cm in height and has a white or light scaled cap. Both species are found in the summer in cleared areas, fields, and thin growth, but the second is more often found in meadows and steppes. Young Lepiota are edible.

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Hongos secotioides del genero Lepiota: dos nuevas especies, dos nuevas combinaciones y reevaluacion del genero Cribrospora.
Algunas lepiotas rojizas de la seccion Ovisporae (J.
During field work in the Himalayan moist temperate forests, two species of Lepiota were collected, which have been identified on molecular basis by extracting and analyzing rDNA.
These characteristics are very basic to the Lepiota members of section Echinatae Fayod in which this species has been treated (Zeleny, 2006).
2) accommodates the members of section Lepiota Singer, this clade has trichodermial pileal covering, while pileal elements are of two types.
This species having dextrinoid, bullet shaped spores differs from all other species of genus Lepiota. Morpho-anatomically, this species shows best matches with description of Vellinga (2001) but with some variations in dimensions of spores, basidia and chielocystidia.
(Flora, Cantharellus, Inocybe, Lactarius, Lepiota, Leucopaxillus, Psilocybe, J).
The identification is only the second in Welsh history, after the Lepiota grangei was located in Anglesey in 2004.
Mr Mitchel said: "Lepiota grangei is a very distinctive species with a green blue cap covered in lots of small scales.
Estudio comparativode dos Lepiotas de la seccion Stenosporae.