Smooth Parasol or Lepiota Leucoagaricus leucothites

Smooth Parasol or Lepiota (Leucoagaricus leucothites or naucinus)

identification ID smooth parasol leucoagaricus leucothites naucinus

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Leucoagaricus leucothiteswhite dapperling, or white Agaricus mushroom, is a species of agaric fungus. The species was originally described as Agaricus leucothites by Carlo Vittadini in 1835. Solomon Wasser transferred it to Leucoagaricus in 1977.

Cap: 5-9 cm; convex or irregularly convex when young (“lumpy looking”), becoming broadly convex, broadly bell-shaped, or nearly flat; dry; minutely to finely or moderately scaly, especially when young–but often becoming bald with age; soft; white or grayish white when fresh; sometimes staining and bruising yellowish to brownish, especially along the margin; the margin not lined.

Gills: Free from the stem; close; short-gills frequent; white.

Stem: 6-10 cm long; 1-1.5 cm thick; usually club-shaped; dry; bald; discoloring and bruising yellowish to brownish; becoming hollow; with a white ring on the upper stem that is fairly persistent but may fall away.

Flesh: White; not changing when sliced, or staining yellowish in the stem base.

Odor and Taste: Not distinctive.

Spore Print: White.


In lawns and grassy areas in fall.


Absolutely not for a newbie! Edible but with very dangerous look alikes…

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Dries well.

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