Macrolepiota procera    (Scop.:Fr.) Singer 

common name(s) : Parasol, Parasol Mushroom, Field  

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

synonyms: Lepiota procera, Leucocoprinus procerus, Macrolepiota procera-procera 

edibility : edible, good

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photo gallery of  Macrolepiota procera potential confusions with  Macrolepiota procera toxicity of Macrolepiota procera genus Macrolepiota  

The cap is brown, scaly, on a white background, with a central umbo. The cap surface is scaly, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is with zebra-like brown markings, bulbous, with a fringed, double ring.

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 broad-leaved woodlands, forest edges, meadows, on a rather acid soil.

The fruiting period takes place from April to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 19 cm (between 4 and 40 cm)
  height of stem approximately 26 cm (between 5 and 50 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 20 mm (between 8 and 40 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : Buff to pale brown cap, covered with brown shaggy scales except at centre which remains smooth and dark brown; stem with brown banded markings and with bulbous base; Thick double ring, mobile on ring

Macrolepiota procera is occasional and very widely present in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Macrolepiota procera in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Macrolepiota procera in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18