Leucoagaricus leucothites    (Vittad.) Wasser 

common name(s) : White Dapperling, Off-White Parasol 

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

synonyms: Lepiota naucina, Lepiota pudica, Leucoagaricus naucinus, Lepiota leucothites, Leucoagaricus pudicus 

edibility : edible

photo gallery of  Leucoagaricus leucothites
photo gallery of  Leucoagaricus leucothites potential confusions with  Leucoagaricus leucothites toxicity of Leucoagaricus leucothites genus Leucoagaricus  

The cap is white to slightly cream (central disk), convex to flat; its margin is smooth to fringed. The cap surface is smooth, sometimes a bit grainy, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is white, smooth, cylindrical and often slightly club-shaped or bulbous ŕ la base, with a membranous ring, not double, fixed then mobile.

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

The gills are white to pinkish, adnate, crowded . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, in parks, meadows, lawns, roadsides, on a rather calcareous, but mostly rich in nitrogen compounds soil.

The fruiting period takes place from April to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 8 cm (between 3 and 15 cm)
  height of stem approximately 7 cm (between 4 and 12 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 13 mm (between 7 and 20 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : white cap; sometimes washed with brown or ochre near its centre; white to pink gills; white stem, with fragile membranous simple ring well separated from stem; in parks and meadows, on rich soils

Leucoagaricus leucothites is rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Leucoagaricus leucothites in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Leucoagaricus leucothites in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18