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Graceful Parasol

Macrolepiota clelandii


Warty rounded cap on a delicate stem with an annulus about 2/3rds up the stipe which was colour graduated cream at the top to cocoa coloured at the base. Densely packed gills of white. This was a fairly young one and the pileus would flatten with age.


In a national park on a sandy fire break road. Growing from soil amongst grasses, mosses and lichens.


A very common mushroom in Australia and NZ. also known as 'Bush parasol' and 'Slender parasol'
Synonyms include :-
Macrolepiota mastoidea (Fr.) Singer
Lepiota gracilenta (Krombh.) Quél. misapplied
Macrolepiota konradii (Huijsman ex P.D.Orton) M.M.Moser misapplied
Agaricus exstructus Berk.
Macrolepiota dolichaula sensu G.M. Taylor
Lepiota procera (Scop.) Gray misapplied
Agaricus campigenus Berk.
Lepiota exstructa (Berk.) Sacc.

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Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jun 6, 2018
Submitted on Jun 11, 2018

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