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ushrooms of North America
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Key 2.2

Lepiotas

 

Is the mushroom large with a 1.5" to 10" cap and a stalk larger than 1/4"?

Yes

Is the mushroom small with a 0.3" to 2" cap and a stalk that is 1/4" or thinner?

Yes

 

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Are the spore print and gills white?

Yes

Is the spore print green?

Yes

 

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You have a Chlorophyllum molybdites

 

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Is the cap white and smooth?

Yes

Is the cap colored and with scales?

Yes

 

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You have a Leucoagaricus naucina

 

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Does the cap have small pyramid-like brown warts?

Yes

Does the cap have flat or raised scales? ........

Yes

 

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You have an L. acutesquamosa

 

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Is the stalk 6" to 16" long with a ring that is easily loosened and moveable?

Yes

Is the stalk 3" to 6" long and the ring fixed?  .................      ....................................... ........

Yes

 

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You have an L. procera

 

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You have an L. rachodes, L. brunnea, or L. americana

 

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Is the cap white, powdery, and the margin striated?

Yes

Is the cap colored (at least at the center) and the margin smooth?

Yes

 

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You have an L. cepaestipes

 

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Is the cap 0.3" to 0.7" broad, nearly smooth, and the stalk 1/20" thick?

Yes

Is the cap 1" to 2" broad and scaly?  ..............          ...............     ................ ........... ........

Yes

 

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You have an L. clypeolaria

 

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