I have wrestled quite a bit over whether to add this one. The Parasol Mushroom/ Lepiota (Macrolepiota procera) may be a better one for intermediate and. Descriptions and articles about the Parasol Mushroom, scientifically known as Macrolepiota procera in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Wikipedia. Image of Macrolepiota procera. Macrolepiota procera Trusted. Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike (CC BY-NC-SA

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They are best served alone or in a way that showcases their outstanding flavor such as a soup or mild sauce. I haven’t found enough of them to do as much experimentation as I would like.

They just keep disappearing.

Macrolepiota procera – Wikipedia

This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3. Italians and Austrians also serve the young, still spherical caps stuffed with seasoned minced beef, baked in the same manner as stuffed peppers. Cap pileus Ovate egg shaped becoming bell shaped then nearly flat.

This compares the Parasol Mushroom on the left with an amanita on the right that may be collected by mistake. Amanitas can also be poisonous or deadly.

Note the enlarged base that does not grow from a cup or sac. In central and eastern European countries this mushroom is usually prepared similarly to a cutlet. The fungus was first described in by Italian macrokepiota Giovanni Antonio Scopoliwho named it Agaricus procerus.


Mycology needs your help in the effort to document, describe, and name the procera -like species of Macrolepiota on our continent. Consulting a mycologist or experienced mushroomer is always a good idea. The stipe is relatively thin and reaches full height before the cap has expanded. It is found solitary or in groups and fairy rings in pastures and occasionally in woodland.

The spore print is white. Parasol oder Riesenschirmpilz, Macrolepiota proceraFamilie: They are not any shade mcrolepiota yellow.

Although it is not that hard to identify you must macrolfpiota exceptionally observant of all characteristics.

Quality image This image has been macroleiota using the Quality image guidelines and is considered a Quality image. Macrolepiota mastoideaa European species, is yet another very large edible mushroom.

Parasol mushroom Macrolepiota procera in Sosnovka Park.

Macrolepiota procera – Parasol

Smaller but similar in appearance is the common shaggy parasol Chlorophyllum rhacodes. Agaricus antiquatus Batsch, Elenchus fungorum: Its edibility is suspect as it causes mild sickness in some people, especially when eaten raw.

This page was last edited on 4 Septemberat OpenStreetMap – Google Earth. The flesh is whitish and soft. Dark and cap-coloured flakes remain on the upper surface of the cap and can be removed easily. Horse and Meadow Mushroom Agaricus arvensis, Macroleliota campestris. Gray Amanita procera Scop.


Dryads Saddle Polyporus squamosus. The gills are crowded, and free from the stem.

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This site contains no macroleppiota about the edibility or toxicity of mushrooms. These pages provide the basics for documenting collections. As it matures, the margin breaks off, leaving a fleshy, movable ring around the stipe.

The parasol mushroom Macrolepiota procera or Lepiota procera is a basidiomycete fungus with a large, prominent fruiting body resembling a parasol.

However, Macrolepiota prominens is, like Macrolepiota proceraa European species originally described from Italy —one that is suspected to be synonymous with Macrolepiota mastoidea Vellinga, fwhich has a granular cap surface and can feature contrasting or non -contrasting stem ornamentation.

Two Colored Bolete Boletus bicolor. Macrolrpiota Ganoderma tsugae, G.