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Parasol (Macrolepiota procera)


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A very common species that often grows very large. The young cap is egg-shaped but soon expands and flattens. It has a buff brown-cream surface that has very dark flattened scales radiating out of it. The free gills are broad and pale cream. The stem has a distinctive scale pattern resembling a snakes skin and a double ring. It can be found in small troops in meadows and wood clearings. It fruits summer to late autumn. Picture taken Maulden Woods, Bedfordshire 27th October 2006.

27th Oct 2006 by Diane Earl

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