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Lepiota aspera
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Lepiota aspera

Common Name: Sharp-scaled Lepiota

Synonyms: Lepiota acutesquamosa; L friesii

Substrate: Ground

Location: Forest

Spore Color: White

Gill Color: White

Comments: 

If you catch this mushroom before the cap opens, it makes the ID a bit easier. There are only a couple Lepiotas that have a cobwebby veil, and this is one of them. 

Aside from the veil, look for brownish, pyramidal wars on the surface of the cap. 

Lookalikes:

Lepiota eriophora is very similar but has smaller spores.  See more detailed comments about lookalikes on that page.

Lepiota cortinarius looks like a rain-soaked L. aspera. L. cortinarius develops brownish to yellowish-brown stains on the gills.

Pictures:

Lepiota aspera

9/27/12 - Griffey Woods - Bloomington, IN

Lepiota aspera

9/29/12 - Ross Hills Park - West Lafayette, IN

Lepiota aspera

Lepiota aspera

8/25/12 - Racoon Lake SRA - Rockville, IN

Lepiota aspera

9/16/12 - Leonard Springs - Bloomington, IN