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Chlorophyllum rachodes, also known as Shaggy Parasol Lepiota, is smaller than the Parasol Mushroom, Macrolepiota procera, and its stem lack the snakeskin-like patterning associated with the Parasol. It has a pale grey-brown cap and whitish gem with a ring and bulbous base. It grows solitary or scattered in woods generally, often with conifers.
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. When its flesh is cut, it turns reddish in colour. Gills
white, bruising reddish, free (remote), crowded. Stem
whitish, tinged pinkish brown, tapering slightly upwards, base slightly bulbous. The ring is coloured as stem, spreading, double, felty, superior, and movable. Spore print
white or pale cream.
The spores are broadly ellipsoidal to globose or pyriform (pear-shaped) and have a smooth surface. They measure 8.8-12.7 x 5.4-7.9 µm and feature a germ pore. The spores are hyaline (colourless) and exhibit dextrinoid properties.
include Chlorophyllum molybdites
which has a greenish spore print and Macrolepiota procera
which is larger.
on the Firs Nature Web site.
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