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This species is almost certainly the White Dapperling, Leucoagaricus leucothites. I do not think that the common name is actually used for this frequently encountered species.
It turns a pinkish-buff with age, so the brownish species looks like the same one.
A white mushroom was discovered amongst the Horseshoe Vetch on the lower slopes of Mill Hill. This is the one with a ring.
are about the size of a commercial mushroom. e.g. variable, with an estimated
diameter up to 55 mm. It did not smell of anything. It had a texture
similar to a commercial mushroom.
This is in original chalkhill herbland, mostly amongst Horseshoe Vetch. This is not pasture, nor meadow.
I have tentatively identified this one as a species of Lepiota. The trouble is there are 59 species of Lepiota in Britain, although not all of them are white. It could be Lepiota leucothites.
I do not know if the other white species is the same mushroom that has lost its ring and looks tatty as it gets older.
not quite sure if the following mushrooms are the same species of mushroom,
where the stem ring has disappeared and they have turned brownish?
They were found nearby in a location near rabbit warrens and on grass.