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Macrolepiota rhacodes.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Chlorophyllum rhacodes, Lépiote Déguenillée, Piruló őzlábgomba, Rötender Schirmpilz, Safranschirmpilz, Shaggy Parasol
Macrolepiota rhacodes Mushroom
Ref No: 7832
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location: North America
edibility: Choice
fungus colour: White to cream, Brown, Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Distinctly scaly
stem type: Ring on stem, Bulbous base of stem
flesh: Flesh discolours when cut, bruised or damaged
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Macrolepiota rhacodes (Vitt.) Sing. Lepiota rhacodes (Vitt.) Quél. New syn. Chlorophyllum rhacdes, Shaggy Parasol, Lépiote Déguenillée, Rötender Schirmpilz, Safranschirmpilz, Piruló őzlábgomba, Lepiota villosa, Knolparasolzwam. Cap 5–15cm across, ovate then expanding to almost flat, disrupting into broad, pallid, often slightly reflexed scales on a fibrous background, giving the cap a shaggy, torn appearance. Stem 100–150´10–15mm, thickened towards the bulb which is usually oblique, whitish tinged dirty pinkish-brown, bruising reddish brown when fresh; ring double, membranous, movable on the stem. Flesh white becoming orange to carmine red on cutting. Taste pleasant, smell strongly aromatic. Gills white, tinged reddish in older specimens, bruising reddish. Spore print white. Spores elliptic with germ-pore, dextrinoid, 10–12´6–7m. Habitat woods and shrubberies of all kinds, often with conifers. Season summer to late autumn. Frequent. Edible but may cause gastric upsets in some people. Distribution, America and Europe.


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Parasol Fritters
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Trenton Legaspi (United States) - 18 November 2015

A young specimen in the wild growing under large mature douglas firs where a nearby maple disperses many leaves leaving a mat of compost on the topsoil.
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Trenton Legaspi (United States) - 18 November 2015

Up close of gills and doubled ring. Characteristic bruising and cut stain visible. Spore print from cut specimen produced a thick cream-colored print.
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Bill Moutz (United States) - 09 July 2015

Murrysville Pennsylvania USA
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Bill Moutz (United States) - 09 July 2015

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Bill Moutz (United States) - 09 July 2015

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Geoffrey Ball (United Kingdom) - 30 August 2014

Macrolepiota rhacodes growing under conifers south facing
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Geoffrey Ball (United Kingdom) - 30 August 2014

Macrolepiota rhacodes growing under conifers
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R L (Canada) - 23 September 2013

Shaggy parasol my second find of edible mushroom. I am fairly sure, the spores are white
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R L (Canada) - 23 September 2013

New to shrooming, picked chanterelles last week, then found these this morning. I picked a bunch.. I'm pretty sure they are shaggy parasols. The spore that dropped out was pale beige.
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Geoffrey Ball (United Kingdom) - 27 August 2013

Only two growing under trees
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Marjan Kustera (Yugoslavia) - 19 December 2012

Find and photo taken by Marjan Kustera, Mushroom Society of Niš,Serbia
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Alex Forryan (United Kingdom) - 19 November 2012

Standon, Hertfordshire, UK With Opinel knife for size
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Alex Forryan (United Kingdom) - 19 November 2012

Standon, Hertfordshire, UK
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Alex Forryan (United Kingdom) - 08 November 2012

Ware, Hertfordshire, UK
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Joanna Wheatland (United Kingdom) - 24 October 2012

Wiltshire 2012
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Ashley Watson (United Kingdom) - 29 July 2012

Beautiful example. Leicester, UK. 30/6/12
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Ashley Watson (United Kingdom) - 24 November 2011

Whetstone, Leicestershire, UK. November 2011. Young specimen.
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richard fulbrook (United Kingdom) - 16 November 2011

Macrolepiota rhacodes? Among trees in Cornwall Nov 2011. Widest cap is 18 cm, many are smaller than this
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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 10 November 2011

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Emmanuel Keuleers (Belgium) - 06 August 2011

Found in Belgium, August 3rd 2011. I think this is Macrolepiota Rhacodes.
Macrolepiota rhacodes
Emmanuel Keuleers (Belgium) - 06 August 2011

Found in Belgium, August 3rd 2011. I think this is Macrolepiota Rhacodes.
Macrolepiota rhacodes
Jo Priestnall (United Kingdom) - 27 June 2011

Found in Ware, Hertfordshire
Macrolepiota rhacodes
Keith Gonzalez (United States) - 06 November 2010

Picked from the South Hills of Eugene, Oregon... and subsequently eaten.
Macrolepiota rhacodes
Tony Wharton (United Kingdom) - 27 October 2010

Photographed in Piper's Hill Wood, Worcestershire.
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lee collins (United Kingdom) - 25 August 2010

Macrolepiota rhacodes
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Slobodan Nikolic (Yugoslavia) - 19 November 2009

Macrolepiota rhacodes
Glen Bailey (United States) - 17 November 2009

Found these in my back yard I believe they are shaggy parasol
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Jorge Jensen (United States) - 30 October 2009

Macrolepiota rhacodes
Jorge Jensen (United States) - 30 October 2009

Macrolepiota rhacodes
Jorge Jensen (United States) - 26 October 2009

After a late October rain in southern Ontario.
Macrolepiota rhacodes
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 06 May 2009

Hungarian name, Pirulo özlábgomba
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