Macrolepiota excoriata    (Schaeff.:Fr.) Wasser 

common name(s) : Frilly Parasol 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Agaricaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Agaricales/Lepiotaceae/Leucocoprineae  

synonyms: Leucocoprinus excoriatus, Lepiota excoriata 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Macrolepiota heimii)  

edibility : edible

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The cap is ochre buff centre, on a white background; with a frayed margin. The cap surface is scaly, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is smooth, without zebra-like markings, bulbous, with a funnel-shaped membranous ring, simple, persistent, mobile.

The flesh is unchanging; the odour is pleasant; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are free, crowded . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic or mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in parks.

The fruiting period takes place from June to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 9 cm (between 3 and 15 cm)
  height of stem approximately 9 cm (between 3 and 18 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 10 mm (between 5 and 15 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : pale buff cap and stem; cap slightly umbonate, almost smooth at the margin, and covered with adpressed scaly-silky patches arranged in radial bands or star-shaped; characteristically frayed cap margin; fragile and simple ring

Macrolepiota excoriata is quite rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Macrolepiota excoriata in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Macrolepiota excoriata in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18