• WordNet 3.6
    • n lepiota any fungus of the genus Lepiota
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lepiota A large genus of agaricaceous fungi having a fleshy pileus, white spores, and an annulate stipe. Over 250 species, distributed throughout the world, have been described. L. procera, the parasol mushroom, is a large and beautiful edible species which has a movable annulus.
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In literature:

One of the Lepiotas, the tufted Lepiota, L. cristata, has a powerful smell of radishes.
"Among the Mushrooms" by Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
It seems to be more in the form of a universal veil resembling the veil of some of the lepiotas.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
It differs from the Lepiota in having a volva.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Sometimes it is quite easily detached from the cap socket, as in the Lepiota procerus.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor