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Chlorophyllum molybdites   (False parasol)
North America and Europe
Cap 8-30 cm diameter; stem 5-30 cm tall * 1-1.5 cm diameter
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Chlorophyllum molybdites, also known as False parasol, is a large agaric with a white hat that has coarse brownish scales. The mushroom is commonly confused with 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. Gills close, broad, free and remote from the stem, pale yellowish but becoming green as spores mature. Spores green coloured. Stem slender, enlarged towards the base, white and bears a double-edged ring that is white at first but becomes brown and scaly on the underside.

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

The seventh photo is by Sylvia and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

Many mushrooms are poisonous and some are lethally poisonous. It can be very hard to distinguish between an edible and a poisonous mushroom. We recommend, because of this, that you don't eat wild mushrooms at all, and this site does not contain any information about the edibility or toxicity of the mushrooms listed here.

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