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Shaggy parasol

Chlorophyllum rhacodes


Initially bun shaped, the cap of Chlorophyllum rhacodes expands and becomes convex. Only rarely do shaggy parasols open out completely flat. At maturity, the cap diameter ranges from 5 to 15cm. Its flesh reddens when cut. The gills are soft, white, free and crowded. If the gills are bruised or cut, they also turn reddish. The stem of a Shaggy Parasol is white, tinged with red-brown, and it rises eccentrically from a large bulbous base. The stem diameter is between 1,8 and 2,4cm, and the stem flesh turns reddish when cut or bruised. A movable white double ring, the same colour as the stem, sometimes falls to the base as the fruitbody matures.


Chlorophyllum rhacodes is saprobic and occurs in all kinds of woodland and sometimes in humous-rich disturbed soil in gardens.


Spotted in Landgoed Hunderen in rural area of Twello, Holland. (sources:see reference)

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1 Comment

maplemoth662 6 years ago

Photo No. 1: is a very beautiful photo....

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Gelderland, Netherlands

Spotted on Sep 21, 2015
Submitted on Sep 21, 2015

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