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