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Chlorophyllum rhacodes   (Shaggy Parasol Lepiota)
North America, Europe
Cap 5-15 cm diameter; stem 10-15 cm tall * 1-1.5 cm diameter
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Chlorophyllum rachodes, also know as Shaggy Parasol Lepiota, is smaller than the Parasol Mushroom, Macrolepiota procera, and its stem lacks the snakeskin-like patterning associated with the Parasol. It has a pale grey-brown cap and whitish gem with ring and bulbous base. It grows solitary or scattered on in woods generally, often with conifers.

Cap Initially bun-shaped, then expands and becomes convex. Only rarely do Shaggy Parasols open out completely flat. The colour is pallid buff or grey-brown, decorated with darkish brown fibrous shaggy scales. Gills white, bruising reddish, free (remote), crowded. Spore print is white. Stem whitish, tinged pinkish brown, tapering slightly upwards, base slightly bulbous. The ring is coloured as stem, spreading, double, felty, superior, movable.

Chlorophyllum rhacodes on the Firs Nature Web site.
Chlorophyllum rhacodes on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

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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