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Saprobes on soil. A common and widespread genus in New Zealand, but poorly known taxonomically. Small, delicate mushrooms, the cap often pointed and with coarse, brown scales, the gills white and free, the stipe with a prominent ring.
Many species poisonous.
About 15 species have been reported from New Zealand, only those listed below have descriptions or images available from NZFungi.

Name (click to select)Image (click to enlarge)
 Chlorophyllum brunneum  
 Lepiota adusta  
 Lepiota alopochroa  
 Lepiota calcarata  
 Lepiota clypeolaria  
 Lepiota cristata  
 Lepiota exstructa  
 Lepiota grangei  
 Lepiota mesomorpha  
 Lepiota purpurata  
 Lepiota rufipes  
 Lepiota subincarnata