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Leptonia incana                    Green Leptonia

Description

Caps are 2-3 cm, dry, smooth, convex to flat, umbilicate, pea-green to turquoise-green, becoming bright yellow, often radially striate at maturity, and with the odour of mice. Gills are attached, well-spaced, and greenish to yellowish becoming pale orange-brown.  Stalks are smooth, shining, and green to yellow-green.  Spore prints are pinkish brown.  Readily recognized by its colour and unpleasant taste, the Green Leptonia is common and widespread and fruits on the ground in mixed woods.  Also click here.