White Domecap

Poisonous Poisonous
Autumn Autumn
Summer Summer

A pure white mushroom usually growing in fairly dense clusters beside woodland paths. There is controversy over the edibility of this mushroom due to a report of toxins causing genetic mutations. While this has not be proved conclusively, it stays as a poisonous mushroom for now.

Mushroom Type
Common Names White Domecap
Scientific Name Leucocybe connata
Synonyms Agaricus connatus, clitcybe connata, Lyophyllum connatum
Season Start Jul
Season End Nov
Average Mushroom height (CM) 10
Average Cap width (CM) 4
Please note that each and every mushroom you come across may vary in appearance to these photos.

Cap

Pure white and starting convex opening out to almost flat, sometimes developing a wavy edge and usually retaining a thin rolled under rim. Can become grey brown with age.

Gills

White and slightly decurrent or adnate and crowded.

Stem

White, fairly thick and can be a bit hollow with age. Usually bent where it joins to the stems of other mushrooms at the base.

Flesh

White.

Habitat

In disturbed soil mainly along woodland paths.

Possible Confusion

Could be confused with some of the white Tricholomas but these do not usually have fused bases and grow separately.
As the Destroying Angel, pictured, is white all over it is worth mentioning here although the volva and skirt should save confusion.

Spore Print

White. Ellipsoid.

Frequency

Fairly common.

Other Facts

This mushroom is reported as edible in many sources but there is a report of toxins in the mushroom causing genetic mutations, other reports disagreeing so until this has been confirmed we consider this mushroom poisonous.

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