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Conocybe albipes   (= C. lactea)            Dunce Cap

The cream to tan conical cap, red-brown spore print, and occurrence on lawns are distinctive for this species.

Caps are 10-30 mm across, conical to bell-shaped, dry to moist, smooth or radially wrinkled, tan to cream or almost white. Flesh is thin and white. Stalks are up to 10 cm tall, slender, minutely hairy. Gills are attached, whitish becoming rusty. Spore prints are rust-brown. Common and widespread, it fruits on lawns and is recognized by its pale, conical cap.  While its edibility is not known, there are no reports that it has caused problems in children who might have consumed it in their travels across the lawn.

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