I have wrestled quite a bit over whether to add this one. The Parasol Mushroom/ Lepiota (Macrolepiota procera) may be a better one for intermediate and. Descriptions and articles about the Parasol Mushroom, scientifically known as Macrolepiota procera in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Wikipedia. Image of Macrolepiota procera. Macrolepiota procera Trusted. Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike (CC BY-NC-SA

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It is found solitary or in groups and fairy rings in pastures and occasionally in woodland. Note the enlarged base that does not grow from a cup or sac.

Never eat small Lepiotas or any with green aspects to the gills or a green spore print. Species of Agaricus have brown spores macrloepiota the gills of mature specimens are never white.


In North America we appear to have several “parasol mushrooms” going under the name orocera the Eurasian species Macrolepiota procera. Parasol mushroom Macrolepiota procera on display on mushroom exhibition in Botanic Institute.

Home Mushrooms with Gills, Ridges or Teeth. You can’t take chances with this one.

Stem stipe or more inches tall. The surface is characteristically wrapped in a snakeskin -like pattern of scaly growths therefore, known in some parts of Europe as the “snake’s hat” or “snake’s sponge”.

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Agaricus antiquatus Batsch, Elenchus fungorum: If you would like help figuring out the process, or selecting a herbarium, feel free to contact me! For practical reasons we have decided not to translate all pages in several languages anymore because it was too heavy to maintain but some of the labels of the basic and advanced query pages are still available. Views Read Edit View history. Lily Eurwilaichitr and Dr.

Cookies mentioned in the last point are Google analytics cookies that are IP anonymized which means that we cannot trace single users. For this reason I probably shouldn’t do what I usually do, which is to combine the data from all of my collections of a given species, and create a lengthy and fairly precise description of the mushroom’s physical features.

Matches exactly Value is undefined. Lobster Mushroom Hypomyces lactifluorum. If you would like to know more about cookies and how they work, please visit www. Nevertheless, as with picking any fungus for consumption, caution should be exercised at all times. You may be, however, able to change your browser settings to cause your browser to refuse cookies in general, block third party cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Served with white bread, it makes a delicious meal during summer and early fall.

New and interesting species of Basidiomycetes. They may or may not be near trees although the can have a preference for certain trees. Retrieved from ” https: When sliced, the white flesh may turn a pale pink.


At full maturitythe cap is more or less flat, with a chocolate-brown umbo in the centre that is leathery to touch. This is a featured picture on Wikimedia Commons Featured pictures and is considered one of the finest procerq. Two Colored Bolete Boletus bicolor. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Fruit body Parasols have a broad, scaly, brownish cap with a bulbous based, tall, scaly, brownish stem with a movable ring.

King Bolete Boletus edulis B oletus variipes and other.

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No other cookies than the ones mentioned above are used on our websites. Macrolepiota procera A young parasol mushroom Scientific classification Kingdom: Comments made here cannot be applied to west coast Lepiotas where there are many more species.

Macrolepiota procera

So I will offer a brief description, and then try to talk you into helping mycologists figure out what our North American Macrolepiota species are. Always make a spore print! Macrolepiota procera Nature of Eggingen Ulm. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.