The fruit bodies of this genus are frequently encountered growing on rich soil in most tropical countries. Cap scaly, epicutis consisting of a palisade of erect hyphae on the disc; gills usually becoming green, quite free and remote from the stipe; spore-print of various shades of green, or more rarely colonial buff; spores smooth with thick, complex wall which stains with cresyl blue, with a broad germ pore, large; cystidia absent; cheilocystidia present; hymenophoral trama almost regular; stipe long, bulbous at the base, but without a volva, the upper part of the stipe has a movable annulus which is tightly attached to the stem in young and fresh specimens but becomes free on drying; context becomes reddish on bruising, containing a poison; hyphae non-amyloid, without clamp-connections.
KeywordsToxicity Phenol Chlorophyll Aniline Nigeria
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