Lepiota brunneolilacea    Bon & Boiffard 

common name(s) : Star Dapperling, Lilac-Brown Parasol 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Agaricaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Agaricales/Lepiotaceae/Lepioteae  

synonyms: Lepiota brunneolilacina 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Leucoagaricus brunneolilaceus)  

edibility : deadly poisonous

potential confusions with  Lepiota brunneolilacea toxicity of Lepiota brunneolilacea genus Lepiota  

The cap is red-brown to pink-brown. The cap surface is scaly, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is smooth, bulbous, with a membranous ring.

The flesh is unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is pleasant; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are adnate, crowded . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, in the dunes along the shores, sandy soils or nearby lawns (Atlantic or Mediterranean coasts).

The fruiting period takes place from July to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 6 cm (between 3 and 8 cm)
  height of stem approximately 5 cm (between 2 and 7 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 11 mm (between 8 and 20 mm)

Distinctive features : in the dunes or sandy areas of the Atlantic (Vendée, Brittany); grey-green edge of ring; scaly cap

Lepiota brunneolilacea is still unreported so far in the forest of Rambouillet, and is quite rare, more generally speaking .

page updated on 14/01/18