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Chlorophyllum molybdites

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(Green-gilled Parasol Mushroom)




Chlorophyllum molybdites

Common name

Green-gilled Parasol Mushroom


Cap buff-coloured , gills pale yellowish-green


Grassy areas


This attractive mushroom stands up to 15 cm above ground level. Cap to 9 cm diameter, initially convex and umbonate at centre, later flattens; buff-coloured with yellowish tinge and brown irregularly scattered brownish scales, darkest near the centre. Gills free, pale yellowish-green darkening with age, spore print olive-green. Stem to 13 cm long, 0.9 cm wide, darkens quickly when cut or bruised, it has a collar-like double ring on the stipe. Poisonous.Found in pastures, parks and lawns.

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Image of spore print of Chlorophyllum molybdites

Chlorophyllum molybdites spore print