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Lepiota atrodisca
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Lepiota atrodisca

Common Name: Black-disc Lepiota

Synonyms: 

Substrate: Ground

Location: Forest

Spore Color: White

Gill Color: White

Comments: 

This small Lepiota is not all that uncommon, but likely just often overlooked. It has a black center with black scales that radiate out towards the edges. 

In the Audubon Guide, Lincoff mentions that this may be one of the "regional endemics." Mushrooms that are common in a given area but restricted geographically. If so, Southern Indiana is one of the places to find it often, although he lists it as a West Coast species. The other option is that this is a different species. 

Lookalikes:

Leucoagaricus cinerascens is somewhat larger with more a gray color across the disc.

Pictures:

Lepiota atrodisca

Lepiota atrodisca

Lepiota atrodisca

8/24/12 - Griffey Woods - Bloomington, IN

Lepiota atrodisca

Lepiota atrodisca

9/13/12 - Brown County State Park - Nashville, IN