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Agaricus colubrinus Pers. (= Lepiota clypeolaria)
This is a less common picture of an immature Murrill. Not recommended edible.
Found in the Gasquet mountainous area, it Northern California up by Little Jones Creek Road amongst Douglas Fir, Tan Oak and moist woodlands.
Current status Following some discussion over the type species, Lepiota has now been conserved under the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants, typified by Agaricus colubrinus Pers. (= Lepiota clypeolaria). Recent molecular research, based on cladistic analysis of DNA sequences, suggests that the morphological concept of Lepiota s.s. (sensu stricto = in the strict or narrow sense) is soundly based. The name "Lepiota" is derived from the Greek λεπις (= "scale") + οὖς (= "ear").