Macrolepiota sp.

Macrolepiota sp.

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(Parasol Mushroom)

FAMILY

Agaricaceae

Species

Macrolepiota sp.

Common name

Parasol Mushroom

Colour

Buff to brown, gills white

Habitat

Woodland, grassland, solitary or a few together

Description

This striking mushroom has a large, fleshy cap which is initially convex and umbonate at centre, becoming flatter with age, 10-15 cm diameter, numerous brown scales becoming dense near apex, background buff to a whitish colour; gills white, spore print white. Stem to 27 cm long and 2 cm diam, hollow at maturity, bears a double ring collar-like, movable. Mushroom stands 25-30 cm above ground level.

Additional images

Imamages of Macrolepiota sp. 1