Also called:Leucoagaricus rubrotinctus
Found on Eagle Creek Hike 10/21/14
Oregon Wild Hike led by Wendal Wood
In the Lepiota family, this is one of the more distinctive species.
When young it is almost entirely coral pink or orangish brown, and has
an egg-shaped to conical cap. As it matures, however, the cap color
begins to break up, resulting in the familiar Lepiota family fibers and
scales over a pale background. The center of the cap, however, remains
evenly colored and dark,
although the scaly fibers elsewhere may fade to orangish or coral pink.
The distinctive cap, together with the absence of any staining in the flesh,
make Leucoagaricus rubrotinctus easy to recognize.
The genus Lepiota genrally consist of saprobic gilled mushrooms
with white spore prints, gills that are free from the stem,
partial veils that typically leave a ring on the stem-
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Center of cap is deep red to chestnut; surface dry, smooth and pinkish
brown all over, then breaking into flat, minutely hairy scales
varying in color from cinnamon buff to coral pink,
reddish, or reddish orange, margin paler.
Gills free, close, narrow; white. Stem stuffed becoming hollow,
club-shaped at base, which often extends quite deeply into the soil;
white, discoloring a little in age; smooth to milky. Veil white, membranous partial veil leaves a persistent hanging ring on the upper stem. Flesh thick; white.