What You Should Know
Lepista luscina is rare a species of fungus belonging to the family Tricholomataceae. It is a pallid gray to buff-gray mushroom, often with darker blotches arranged in concentric circles; mealy odor; dull pink gills when mature, easily separated from a cap; in meadows. It has a cosmopolitan distribution.
Lepista luscina Mushroom Identification
3 - 10 (12) cm in diameter, fleshy, initially hemispherical, with a turned edge, later convex-spread, flat-spread, with a thin, smooth, sometimes wrinkled, and wavy edge. The surface of the cap is whitish, gray, brownish-gray, sometimes unevenly colored, with brownish spots, sometimes striped.
The gills are thick, thick, ingrown, first white, later pinkish, grayish, reddish-gray, or brownish.
2.5 - 6 (10) cm high, 0.5 - 2.5 cm in diameter, cylindrical, often visually extended at the base, fibrous, solid, grayish, the same color as the surface of the cap.
The flesh is dense, whitish, sweet in taste, with a pleasant flour smell.
4-7 * 2.5-4.5 μm, elliptical, with a finely warty or weakly dotted surface.
White or pink.
Grows from August to late November, in deciduous forests on lighted meadows, on the edges, meadows, pastures, steppes, alone and in groups, can form "witch rings" and rows.
Lepista luscina Synonyms
Omphalia luscina (Pers.) Quél., 1886
Clitocybe luscina (Fr.) Sacc., 1887
Melanoleuca luscina (Fr.) Métrod, 1949
Austroclitocybe luscina (Fr.) Raithelh., 1990
Lepista panaeolus (Fr.) P. Karst., 1879
Tricholoma panaeolus (Fr.) Quél., 1872
Gyrophila panaeolus (Fr.) Quél., 1886
Rhodopaxillus panaeolus (Fr.) Maire, 1913
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