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Shaggy parasol

Macrolepiota rhachodes


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.


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.


anything that may look like goo or something like that are the tracks of some snails and slugs that apparently were eating the mushroom during the night, beacause i never saw them directly.

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Zumpango, México, Mexico

Spotted on Sep 9, 2010
Submitted on Dec 18, 2011

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