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Leucoagaricus leucothites
white dapperling, ma'am on motorcycle, smooth parasol, woman-on-motorcycle

Habitat: It is a widespread mushroom that occurs mostly in grassy areas, gardens, and other human-influenced habitats, but also occasionally in forests.

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Leucoagaricus leucothites long has been called L. naucinus (Fries) Singer in North America. It has the aspect of an agaricus but its white to pale pink spores distinguish it. The cap often has a fine granular texture and in the typical form is white at first, then often develops grayish colors. The gills are crowded and white at first, then may become grayish or pinkish. The stipe is whitish to grayish brown and may discolor yellowish or pinkish. A distinct whitish to grayish ring is usually present. When bruised, the flesh may turn yellowish and the gills may redden. L. leucothites is eaten by many people but is not considered choice by most. Its similarity to the white destroying angels causes us to recommend avoiding it as an edible

Accepted Name:
Leucoagaricus leucothites (Vittad.) Wasser

Synonyms & Misapplications:
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Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Leucoagaricus leucothites in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

CalPhotos: Leucoagaricus leucothites photos

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