Chlorophyllum molybdites (The Vomiter)
North America and Europe
Cap 10-22 cm diameter; stem 8-20 cm tall * 1.5-3 cm diameter
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Chlorophyllum molybdites, also known as The Vomiter or False parasol, is a large agaric with a white hat that has coarse brownish scales. It grows in a variety of habitats, including grassy areas, lawns, meadows, and woodlands. The mushroom is commonly confused with the Parasol Mushroom, the Shaggy Parasol, or Shaggy Mane.

Cap convex to bell-shaped, with tin incurved margin, expanding to broadly convex. The surface is first covered by a thin layer of shiny, pale pinkish-buff volva tissue that soon cracks into scales, exposing the white cap surface. The flesh is thick, and white throughout. Gills close, broad, free and remote from the stem, pale yellowish but becoming greenish as spores mature. Stem slender, enlarged towards the base, white to brownish and bears a double-edged ring that is white at first but becomes brown and scaly on the underside. Spore print dull grayish green.

Microscopic Features: The spores measure 9-13 x 6-9 µm and have an amygdaliform to ellipsoid shape. They are smooth and slightly truncated at one end, featuring a small 1 µm pore. The spores have thick walls and appear hyaline (colourless) to faintly greenish in KOH (potassium hydroxide). Additionally, they exhibit dextrinoid properties.

Chlorophyllum molybdites on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.
Identifying the Most Common Poisonous Mushroom: Chlorophyllum molybdites on the Foraged Foodie Web site.

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